childhood, and show them the difference between a loving use of books
and rough handling of books. Give
additional activities. Of course, the
library provides coloring pages for a
lot of stories, but adding a few extra
up—do something the character did,
and become the hero. Act out the story.
once;a;week,;or;a;blanket;for;cold;win-ter mornings, or a special iced beverage on a hot summer day. Food seems
to accompany our most important
events, so why not reading?
cial, a little more hands-on, a little more
drawn into the world of literature. The
need for this short exercise begins to ta-
of it as a short interlude that yields great
yourself into the effort required.
Some of us have little ones who are
reading, and we’re wondering, “Is my
use for standardized testing. Instead,
trust the instincts God gave you.
If you feel your child might be lagging
basics. Instill a love of reading. Focus on
mechanics. Work on comprehension.
reader to the pinnacle of accomplish-ment.;I;speak;as;one;with;experience.
other. We practically sweat bullets and it
Our second son, at the same age,
knew eighteen letters of the alphabet
but never the same eighteen letters from
one day to the next. After pulling my
specialist for evaluation, and discovered
that yes, he had a disability, and yes, the
specialist thought he needed professional instruction.
We went to the basics. We read a lot.
and a highlighter and told him he could
only little words such as his name or a
and the were highlighted.
page and highlight those two words every time he saw them together. Then we
added more sets of words and phrases.
the professionals again, hoping to wipe
his slate clean. God proved gracious and
merciful toward us, because our son test-ed;“normal;for;his;age”;in;reading.;The
Our multisensory “hands-on” programs
Instill a love of reading.
are easy to learn and easy to teach!
We take the struggle out of
Reading and Spelling
Focus on mechanics.