“quality interactions involving words — the use of shared symbols (“Look, a dog!”); rituals (“Want a bottle after your bath?”); and “conversational fluency (“Yes, that is a bus!”) — were a far better predictor of language skills at age 3 than any other factor, including the quantity of words a child heard”-
I’m not a teacher, a day-care provider, a doctor, or an educational administrator. I have neither statistics nor formulas to deliver. I’m a parent. I’m a writer and illustrator. And I’m a reader. I have instinct and intuition — that’s it. Today, I’m going to try to answer a couple of questions. How does a …
What happens when a child is “Built by Books”? What a lovely way to be.
Grand and Important: Books for Beginning Readers – The Horn Book – Kevin Henkes, on the importance of good books for beginning readers.
incorporating technology into programming using ECRR2 (Every Child Ready to Read) principles.