Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Reading Secret

Okay.
Maybe it isn’t
a secret.

In the 60’s, Donald Holdaway and a group of his colleagues in New Zealand discovered that the most significant, single factor encouraging beginning reading was…

Drum roll please…

Parents
reading
to their children.


Further research shows children need a thousand hours of lap reading before they can successfully start learning to read.
How easy
is that?

Simply
read
to your children.
Then
read.

Then
read
some more.

Wishing you Homeschool Blessings,
Bethany
P.S. Have you read to your kids today?

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