Posts Tagged ‘how to teach children to read’

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: Does a child require supervision to be able to learn to read?

Reagan (teacher) asks: Does a child require supervision to be able to learn to read? If you put a 5 year old kid in a room full of books, could he/she hypothetically learn to read without a teacher? Reading Kingdom answers: According to ancient records, people have been intrigued by questions like this for centuries. For example, the historian Herodotus,…

Do boys learn to read differently than girls?

Justin (parent) asks: Gender Differences: Do boys learn to read differently than girls? Reading Kingdom answers: This is a fascinating question that has attracted attention for decades. Gender differences in reading clearly exist as witnessed by the fact that as a group, boys consistently lag behind girls in this important area. This difference is found at every age tested, with the…

How to Prepare Children to Learn to Read and Write

  As Preschool approaches, helping children prepare to learn to read and write can be a challenging task for parents.  Many moms and dads leave this up to the schools, but they have a significant role in helping children get ready for school. Barbara asks: How important is it for parents to be involved in helping their preschool children prepare…

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…