Picture books to help Parents that Struggle with Reading

Growing a love for reading starts early. And you can start even before your baby is born. Reading for our children is a good thing but sharing stories is not always easy. Books shops and libraries may be filled with colourful and exciting picture books, nevertheless, often these picture books are not suitable reading material …

A Book that Learns

  Reversing ideas is such fun. And it is a great way to get inspiration for new innovations. Take the idea with a book. You read a book to learn something. Reversing the idea means that the book learns from you. Impossible. Or maybe not. . . Richard Baraniuk has helped to develop a perfect …

Reading Challenge

Snuggle down with some books this winter holiday. A Christmas book challenge encourage children to read three books during the festive season, from Dec 12th to  Jan 6th. During the summer challenge 810,000 children in the UK participated in the Summer Challenge. Apart from the pleasure of reading books there are virtual badges and stickers …

Ways to Build a Word-Rich Life for Children Suffering from Dyslexia

Reading is harder and slower when you are suffering from dyslexia. So it is understandable that a child may avoid reading or read less. There is perhaps no better way to increase vocabulary than independent reading, something that may cause a child experiencing problems with reading some difficulties. Yet how a child gathers words may …

Book Review: Book Love: Help Your Child Grow From Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader

Too Boring! Too Sitty! Children may be reluctant to read for lots of reasons. Some children think that books simply are boring, while others are movers who strongly dislike sitting still. Melissa Taylor’s book Book Love: Help Your Child Grow From Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader provides creative and insightful tips on how you can learn about underlying …

Metacognition

 Those who know how to THINK need no teachers. Mahatma Gandhi Monitoring and Adjusting Every time you drive your car, you are consistently monitoring and adjusting you driving. You notice street signs and signals. This skill to consistently monitor and adjust your driving increases the changes that you will arrive safely at your destination. Similar …

Reading with Children – Words and Illustrations

The language of Pictures Young children are good at processing visual information and they quickly learn the language of pictures. Reading picture books together helps to cultivate their skills to interpret the world. As an early as two years old, she can recognise familiar illustrators. Young children may accept the logic in stories and not …

Multicultural Books

  When children are represented in literature and other media, they begin to see themselves as valuable and worthy of notice. Conversely when children do not see accurate representations of themselves, they may internalize the message that they are not worthy of notice.   Books can help children develop empathy by increasing their understanding about …

Reading

Babies and toddlers can learn the most amazing things. Today, there are several ways to teach a baby or toddler to read. Many parents use technology such as the computer or Internet to teach their children to read. I always think of a friend of mine who more or less by accident taught her three-year-old …

Pop-Up Books

During the last decade, the traditional art of children’s pop-up books has been embraced and some true pop-up masterpieces have been developed. Watch this video and learn more from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhartse. On Sabuda's website you can see and learn more about his books. Inside the Pop-Up Studio from paul b on Vimeo.

Reading Aloud

Read-Aloud-Fun Reading for your child is the best way to introduce them to the world of literacy. Reading aloud to your child has an impact on her ability to learn to read. Please, note that this is not the same as teaching a child to read, and some children do experience persistent problems with learning …

The Alphabet

Most parents buy a book that encourages and helps their children to get familiar and comfortable with the abstract alphabet shapes and the idea that the shapes are linked to a certain sound. Today, there are many fun and great A-B-C books to choose from and even if it is important to learn the alphabet …