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Developing a Love of Literacy

Posted by: Rhonda August 28, 2018

Learning to read—that key to academic success—looms heavily for children, even in preschool. But, especially in the early years it is crucial to consider the question: Are you teaching your kids to read, or teaching them to love reading?

For many children, learning to read is a daunting chore, something to be mastered in order to score well on standardized tests. How can we inject joy and excitement into the learning process?

Judi Pack points us to the enchanting methods of Vivian Gussin Paley. Using Paley’s “Story Telling/Story Acting” approach makes words come alive for children while giving them “a dose of rich language experience”—the best preparation for later reading skills. Read the article.