Getting Ready to Read: Learn How to Help and Encourage Your Child--from Babyhood to Grade School
How can I help my child become a good reader?
Getting Ready to Read emphasizes the vital link between good reading skills and a love of books. You’ll discover the importance of talking and singing to your baby, of playing with and reading to your toddler, of encouraging your pre-schooler’s curiosity, and of making your child aware of the importance of reading in your life. This warm, practical guide provides you with advice about games and activities that will pave the way to good reading skills as they bring hours of enjoyment to both parent and child.
• Why it’s important for children to develop reading skills at their own pace
• Which books to choose for each stage of your child’s development
• How to monitor TV watching, and how to use TV as a teaching tool
• Why all facets of your child’s development—physical, mental, and emotional—affect reading readiness
• How to integrate reading readiness activities into your daily life . . . and much more.
Featuring a special section with practice games and tests to help prepare your child for the Reading Readiness Tests administered by schools
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