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Giving Your Children Specific Feedback

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 cover to maintain interest in...
When Your Child is Reluctant to Make Predictions

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 the...

Making Predictions from the Book Cover and Title

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 us to want to read more. It...

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...