"Parents and guardians are a child's most important teachers, and helping your child learn to read is one of the most important things you can do. This is because reading opens the door to lifelong learning."
Reading For Families : Helping your child with reading at home. AchieveBC
Wondering how to get started ?
- Read together every day.
- Make sure you have reading material at home.
- Keep reading to you child even when your child can already read.
- Make reading, and talking about books part of family life.
- Have fun !
Reading is the most powerful predictor of future school success.
What are you waiting for ? Questions ? Need help ? Ask Mrs. Dumas !
Read about the father who read to his daughter for 3,218 nights straight, from grade school to college. Their journey with books became known as 'the streak' for obvious reasons.
Read about Jim Trelease , the best-known advocate for reading aloud on planet Earth [well, maybe not all of planet Earth, but certainly in my world]. His experiences visiting classrooms changed his life and the lives of many students, parents, and teachers. He is a wonder. His book, The Read-Aloud Handbook, and his website are full of ideas for those who know the value of reading aloud and those who want to know more about it. Thank you, Jim Trelease !