Thursday, August 29, 2013

5 {easy} ways to develop early reading skills

When I was asked to write a guest post at What to Expect I laughed out loud. Hello! This is my first pregnancy. I have NO idea what to expect and certainly don't have any pearls of wisdom to share with other pregnant ladies!  Luckily, they were looking for a post on academics. Whew!  THAT I can do!
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I wrote up my tips for developing early literacy skills at home with toddlers and pre-schoolers but think it is totally applicable for young readers, too. I'm going to send the list home with my families so they have an easy place to start the conversations of literacy at home.  Please pass along the link or print it out for your open house if you find it beneficial as well!


  1. Great article! I think about this stuff all the time (or at least I try). I have a 6 month old, and I can tell she is soaking everything up. That's awesome you were asked by such a big name website!! Congrats!

  2. Love the article- your points are all such great ones to pass on!
    Learning to the Core

  3. You look fantastic! Great article for anyone to follow.
    My Second Sense

  4. Very interesting. I like the new blog and look forward to reading more.

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  5. Fabulous article! If more parents knew the great results they get from early reading programs, ALL kids would be doing so much better in school.

    Kids can learn to read at different ages. But if given the right stimulus, kids will amaze you with what they respond to. All my kids responded well to learning to read with phonics.

    My kids all learned to read early with phonics. One started at 20 months, but he was exceptional. The others were plenty interested in my reading games by age 3.

    I could not afford preschool for my kids. But I found some programs that helped me give them a head start before kindergarten.

    I got my kids started early to read…before they ever entered kindergarten. I can’t overstate how much it helped their overall confidence level in all subjects. My boy started reading at age 3. As he entered first grade and they told me he was reading on the 5th grade level. Kids love reading when they can learn with no pressure.

    Diana S.


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