In this course, you get 4 short videos that provide quick and easy steps to implement right away so your child can make reading a fun daily habit. Phonological Awareness: Understanding that phonological awareness incorporates words, syllables, rhyme, and phonics. Why it's important to foster phonological awareness in the pre-school years. Helping older readers who struggle with phonological awareness. Designing phonological activities that engage a variety of age groups and make reading fun. Reading and Writing: Understanding why talk is foundational to reading and writing success. Using notebooks in place of worksheets to encourage a deeper level of understanding. How to make reading and writing enjoyable by observing your child's interests. Knowing when to let your child free-write and when to implement grammar rules. Reading Comprehension: Understanding why it is beneficial to go deeper than phonological awareness and get to the heart of comprehension in the early years. Designing comprehension activities appropriate to early childhood development. How to enhance mental imagery through graphic presentations and thinkalouds. Helping struggling readers make meaning of words they don't understand. The Three Rs: How to use literature to help children learn math. Why it's important to intentionally incorporate math and into children's literature and how it affects a child's ability to comprehend for life-long learning success. Designing fun and engaging activities.
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