Homegrown Readers: Simple Ways to Help Your Child Learn to
Parents, this book is for you. Your home is your child’s first
learning environment. Give your children a head start in learning by building a literacy-rich home. Reading experts say a
child should hear at least five hundred stories by age five. That’s
a lot of stories, but not so many when you realize it’s only one
hundred per year.
Did you know most language skills are learned simply by
exposure to written and spoken language? It’s true. Talking to
your children and reading to them regularly will build the skills
they need to learn to read when they’re ready.
Homegrown Readers can guide you in making reading an established routine in your home. You’ll want to begin the day
your child is born. Then when they’re ready, allow choices—
personal favorites of the day. Let the snuggly reading begin!
Homegrown Readers: Simple Ways to Help Your Child Learn
to Read is full of practical examples of ways you can help your
child all along the way in the learning-to-read process.
Jan Pierce, M.Ed., is a retired teacher and reading specialist.
Find her at www.janpierce.net
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