A recent article in the SF Chronicle highlighted that fact that SAT Scores for Reading & Writing are at their lowest levels. B y the time a child takes the SAT, they are too far along in their education to hone the literacy skills they need to be successful. Lets take a look and what we know about children and reading and help to prevent a child getting to that impasse.
~ Reading aloud develops a child’s brain.
~ Read to your newborn; even babies benefit from being read to.
~ Minimize the distractions of all technological devices.
~ Read to your child at least once a day.
~ Implement DEAR in your home: Drop Everything & Read.
~ Make reading aloud part of your family routine.
~ Let the child choose the books.
~ Help children find the books they want to read.
~ Read slowly and interact with the story.
~ Children need to see parents reading.