Thursday, October 9, 2008

Episode 3 - Reading - Immersion in Literature

This episode addresses ways to immerse your child in literature during the early years to prepare them for reading as they enter school.

Key Points and Links
1. Read aloud to your child regularly
Ten Read-Aloud Commandments - Mem Fox
And do it like this - Mem Fox
ReadWriteThink - video
The Little Ones Reading Resource
Toddlers Now

2. Variety, variety, variety. Make use of the library.
Book - "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
Story Nory
The Story Home
The Mother Goose Pages - On Reading Nursery Rhymes
The Mother Goose Pages - Nursery Rhymes

3. Think immersion. Sourround your child in great books.
Oprah's list of kids' books
Kidsreads - age-appropriate books with reviews

4. Go beyond the books.
PBS Parents - How to Create a Literate Home
Literactive - Online books (requires registration)
Starfall - Online books

Click here for the podcast.

If you enjoyed the show or have suggestions for future episodes, please leave your comment below. Thanks, Penny.

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