It seems that for some of us, a love of reading just came naturally. We search for a place to curl up with a book every chance we get.
For others, reading is sheer drudgery. We do it because we have to, and certainly not for pleasure.
Regardless of our own perspective on the subject, we know we need to help our kids learn to read. And, truth be told, as parents, we WANT to help our kids learn to read.
Be sure to read Guided Reading at Home, our two-part series that offers ways that parents can help their children using some of the same techniques their teachers use at school. Click here to read.
We'd also like to introduce you to Jen Robinson. Visit her blog Jen Robinson's Book Page to learn about books for adults on literacy, as well as catch up with her reviews of children's books. She has created an exceptional resource to help you help kids get excited about reading ... written for you, not the academics!
Read it Together!
A child's attitude toward reading is crucial to his/her success as an independent reader. Reading together and spending time practicing this skill are also important to the process. With just twenty minutes a day - the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee - parents can significantly improve their child's readiness for reading and, ultimately, overall success in school.
Read it Together! is a project that creates a reading partnership between parent and child. It pairs a book with a Reading Guide so that families can bring reading home, together. Contact us to learn more.
Use Your ABCs
Literacy is more than just recognizing letters and words. It is the ability to understand the information that we are reading. When we can't read, there is a ripple effect on every other part of our life. The Use Your ABCs project gives kids the chance to practice their reading skills and use their comprehension and writing skills to help other kids.
This is a community-oriented partner program between the Reading Tub, Inc. and participating organizations. Eligible organizations must be non-profits who are working directly with kids who struggle to read or are at-risk for failing reading benchmarks.
Contact us to learn more.