GETTING MEANING OUT OF WHAT WE READ IS ONE OF THE SECRETS FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS!
When we ask experts about skills students need for school success, the first one most will mention is READING. We want our children to love reading. Teachers tell parents to begin reading to and with their children from the time they are infants-and to continue all through their school years.
Studies show that having lots of reading materials around while children are growing up (books, magazines, newspapers, letters, flyers, catalogs) helps them in more ways than we may ever know.
Being surrounded by words will help make your child comfortable with language. It will help your child learn that words have MEANING. Words stimulate the brain and they are the building blocks your child needs for thinking and growing and learning all through his/her life.
But we also know that just learning to read is not enough to insure school success. Your child must learn to find the meaning in words. Only then can he/she put what they read to best use. They will then be able to get the MOST out of school--and out of life itself!
Created on 9/3/2008 - Last updated on 11/14/2009