What Children Need to Learn to READ by Michelle Valene is an excellent resource for parents to help their children become successful readers. I received the birth through early grades edition and I was thrilled with what I found.
Reading is BIG in my house. I read my kids a minimum of 4 books a day. I want them to know that reading is fun and important. However from time to time I worry that I’m not doing enough to ensure they will be good readers themselves. One of my biggest fears is either of my children struggling to read and therefore learn. Needless to say I was very excited to review this book.
What Children Need to Learn to READ definitely helped alleviate a lot of the fears that I had. The book contains basic tips, and a very helpful Language Accomplishments check list. Now I know that not all children are the same, and I know that they all develop differently but for me the list was a small peace of mind that “Yes we are on the right track!”
Also included are baby and toddler games to help build cognitive and pre-reading skills. There were classic games like Simon Says but there were also a few that I had never of and I look forward to trying them with my kids. There are also nursery rhymes, activities, and tongue twisters all to help your child grow and develop their language skills.
I would have to say the best part of the book was the resources at the back. There are lists of cook books, joke books, and reading activity websites all for you and your child to enjoy! Plus so much more!
What Children Need to Learn to READ is a plethora of information and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for new ways to ensure a good reading future for their child. Or anyone who just wants to have a lot of fun with their kids!
5 stars out of 5
About the Book
Parents and teachers alike are constantly searching for better ways to prepare children for success in school, and in life! In the early years, it’s up to parents to introduce children to reading. However, many parents don’t feel up to the task, or qualified, or they don’t have access to the techniques and resources they need to confidently teach their children to read.
What Children Need to Learn to READ is the ultimate resource for parents and other adults who want to encourage literacy in young children. Packed with age-appropriate tips, techniques, fun activities, checklists, and common-sense suggestions, this one-of-a-kind book will answer your questions, boost your confidence, and prepare you for one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!
- Paperback: 213 pages
- Publisher: Learners Lane
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