How are planning on having your child learn to read?

Elizabeth - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




As an educator, I have observed far too many children love school but hate reading. I think I know why.


Lissa - posted on 06/03/2011




I read a recent report by the literacy trust in the uk that showed one in three children don't own a book and live in a house with 10 or less books. There is your reason!

I love to read, we read all the time, barely a day goes by when my husband and I aren't reading. We have hundreds of books, my children have at around 100, it would be more if we hadn't just got rid of books they have outgrown. They could read at three (not us teaching them, it was just natural progression of looking at the words as they were read to and picking it up). My daughter has the reading age expected at high school (she isn't quite seven) my son is five his reading age is nine. I think children not only need to be exposed to books and reading as enjoyment from a young age but they need books to interest them. My son was happy enough to read but didn't get that thrill out of it until we got Captain Underpants and Horrid Henry, the humour appealed to him and while not educational they got him to love reading. When a baby is born among the presents I give is always a hardboard copy of The Gruffallo, it is never too early to start reading to them.

A friend of mine had another friend come to stay, when we were all talking about different books we had been reading and books we had to pass on to each other, the friend said i don't read. Seriously he didn't read, he had read one book in his adult life, not because he has difficulties, it just doesn't appeal to him.

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