Mar 23, 2018
You can witness your child learn to read…straight from home
As a mum of four, I know the frustration of trying to get young kids interested in learning to read. They couldn’t grasp those essential early skills. It was all too hard.
For my two oldest kids, the struggle was REAL.
Both of them were reluctant readers (it was never something they’d choose to do).
Worse still, my oldest was constantly guessing at words and...
Dec 01, 2017
Sight Word Activities to Do at Home
Parents can easily support the development of their child’s reading skills at home with fun activities.
One aspect of learning to read which needs lots of repetition, and is ripe for home attention, is building a sight word bank.
Fluent reading requires quick word recognition so your child is focused on comprehending the text, not decoding words. Research shows that children who build an extensive...
Nov 22, 2017
Expert Tips on How to Make Reading Fun
It probably comes as little surprise to parents that making reading fun for your child is one of the best ways to set them up for academic achievement.
A research report from The National Endowment for the Arts found that children and teenagers who read for pleasure on a daily or weekly basis score better on reading tests than infrequent readers.
There's no doubt that...
Nov 06, 2017
Dyslexia and Reading: Sounds, Letters, Rules and Fluency
Explicit and systematic instruction which develops sound-letter awareness and an understanding of how written language works is a great way to build reading fluency in children with dyslexia.
Learning to read with dyslexia
Dyslexia is a difference in the way the brain processes language, ranging from mild to severe.
It's important for parents and teachers to note that dyslexia is not linked to...