Looking for a somewhat easy read since my brain is usually a little fried at night. Something starting from 1 year and on preferred but if it has a little bit of the first year too then it’s ok. Thanks!!
We have a lot of changes coming up for my 3 yo daughter - first a move to another house in SF, then a transition to a big bed (from crib) and then a baby brother coming in early Aug. She responds well to situational books so I'm looking for recommendations that deal with these different topics? She has enjoyed books like Maisy Goes to Preschool and When I Miss You. Other suggestions to ... More
How do I get him to pay more attention to the words? He seems to have most books memorized... I prompt him if necessary. Sometimes he tells me the whole story, other times I read the whole story.
ADHD and dyslexia = frustrated mother and child :(
My kindergartener was an early reader and now reads independently at a grade 2/3 level. He’s way beyond what they are doing in his class and I want to make sure he doesn’t get bored with reading! Is this something I should work with his teacher on or just try to make sure he has plenty of books at home to challenge him?
When Winnie asked if I would answer questions from parents about how children learn to read, I was delighted to say, “Yes!” As well as designing the curriculum behind HOMER’s learn-to-read program, I have been teaching children to read for more years than I like to admit, but I never lose the excitement and joy that comes from helping youngsters make reading breakthroughs. I love sharing helpf... More
Life changing app alert! This has been around for a while in the form of Overdrive, which was a really big PITA to set up and use, but they just launched a new app called Libby which looks way easier to deal with. It really does work though. You put in your library card number and then you can check out ebooks and audiobooks just like regular library books. Definitely worth downloading if you ... More
My daughter likes to play school sometimes and I was thinking of doing little drills to practice for school—like the morning routine and walking to school etc. Thoughts? Also any book recommendations? She loves stories to prepare her for transitions. TIA
I try to read to her every night, but all she wants to do it wiggle and talk and flip around the pages. Sometimes she engages with the story or pictures but mostly she just isn’t interested. What am I doing wrong?
I've been teaching my 3 and 2 year old about language since birth. My 2 year old, his vocabulary is just beginning to build. He is at 100+ words now. My 3 year old has an impressive understanding for language and grammar. I think she's ready to learn to read. I'd like tips on how to begin. She's known the alphabet for 2 years and can recognize letters in various fonts, both big ... More
Hello! My son is a first grader and he is an excellent reader, however he likes to add extra words in a sentence/passage as he’s reading or he will know what the word is, but will say something different. I just would like for him to be more confident in not being afraid to say the word or at least try to sound it out. Thank you for your help.