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Giving Your Children Specific Feedback

                                I have talked about how to introduce a picture book by reading the title of the book and looking at the pictures on the cover.  This is an important skill for children to learn, since readers use the title and the pictures on the front...

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When Your Child is Reluctant to Make Predictions

   In my last post, I talked about how to help your children make predictions about a book based on the book’s title and its cover picture.  When we predict, we can only make our best guesses based on evidence (in this case, the title of the book and the picture on...

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Making Predictions from the Book Cover and Title

Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon Before reading a book to your children or having them read one to you, you can ask your children to predict what the book will be about. Why is it important to make predictions as we read? It helps us stay interested in the book to motivate...

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Making the Most of Reading With Children

Reading is one of the most important activities that you can do with your children at home.  Not only does it build your relationship with your children, but it helps them to learn essential life skills. In today’s post, I'll cover five concepts that you can focus on...

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Welcome to WavyBrains!

Hi!  My name is Patricia Debole.  I have been teaching for more than 20 years.  During all my years of teaching, I have noticed that parents want to help their children with their schoolwork.  Like teachers, not only do they want their children to learn reading, math,...

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