Practical tips for reading readiness, based in science!
The benefits of reading to kids from infancy onwards are obvious: they learn vocabulary, they enjoy the pictures, and they love spending the time bonding with you!
But Professor Daniel T. Willingham of the University of Virginia warns parents not to fret too much about teaching kids the alphabet, or starting very early with reading instruction. In an interview with Jessica Lahey from the New York Times, Willingham outlines a few quick tips and facts on how early literacy works. Read why Dr. Seuss is indispensable, how to get older kids to enjoy reading, and more at the NYT Motherlode blog.
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