Posts Tagged ‘Early Reading’

How to Support Toddlers who Show Signs of Being an Early Reader

Lynn (Parent) asks: How can I support a toddler who is showing signs of being an early reader? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom Founder) answers: As far back as Plato, scholars made an interesting distinction between two forms of learning—self generated learning (what one chooses to learn) and imposed learning (what one is required to learn from others). Not unexpectedly,…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What is the biggest challenge in teaching ESL students?

Angela (educator) asks: What do you feel is the biggest challenge when teaching ESL students? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom founder) answers: The issues surrounding ESL (English as a Second Language), or ELL (English language learners) play a huge role in our nation’s educational system.  The numbers have been steadily rising. In 2010, 10 percent, or an estimated 4.7 million…

New study: Babies can’t learn to read, they don’t understand

Multiple products have been released that claim your child can learn to read as an infant or toddler.  But research shows that this simply is not true. The Daily Journal has more: “Read to your baby, sing and play games. But don’t waste money on programs that claim to teach infants to read, a new study suggests. Researchers who explored…

Reading early can prevent learning troubles later in life

Reading is the single most important skill a child will ever learn. All educational success depends on it. Department of Education statistics however, show that 2 out of 3 children fail to become proficient readers. The Press Register explains how reading early can prevent learning troubles later in life: Once you have learned to read, you might not give much…

How to Prepare Your Young Child For Learning to Read

We are frequently asked “what is the best way to help prepare a very young pre-reader to learn to read?” Here are some tips to prepare children for early reading Set up a daily time — 30 minutes is sufficient– but try to make sure it is daily. Go to a quiet area where only you and your child are…

How to Help Your Young ESL Child Learn English

John in the Phillipines wrote us and asked “My daughter is 2 and ½ years old. What can I do at this age to prepare her for your program? We live in the Philippines and she uses English and Cebuano. We try to speak English to her, but there are so many relatives around who only speak Cebuano.” That is…