• 5 Ways to Raise a Readerreaders
     
    1.   Talking and having a conversation with children is one of the best ways to help them learn new words and information. 
     
    2.   Singing songs are a natural way for children to learn about language. 
     
    3.   Reading together is the single most important way to help children get ready to read. 
     
    4.    Writing, scribbling, coloring together and helping children learn that written words stand for spoken language.  beginning a journal to record outings is a fun activity. 
     
    5.   Playing helps children put thoughts into words and think symbolically so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real objects and experiences. 
     
    borrowed from Cynthia Needham, media specialist for Sherwood Forest!