Here are some insightful thoughts that you may or may not know about literacy. Enjoy!
*Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers.
*If the adults in the home don’t read or write, the children are not likely to pick up the reading and writing habit.
*Early literacy skills are the foundation for all future learning.
*Something magical happens when a child reads the right book at the right time. If a child finds that a character in a book suffers from the same fears as his own, then he knows that he is not alone in life.
*Children learn to become better readers and writers by engaging in reading and writing.
*Reading helps to develop one’s imagination. No new inventions or designs would ever be created without imagination.
*Those who have difficulty in reading and writing in the primary grades tend to remain behind in their academic studies.
*No single reading program is a quick fix. Use a variety of positive literacy strategies to enhance a child's reading experience.
*Rhyme, rhythm, and repetition of stories make predictions easier.
*Immersing a child in oral language activities positively facilitates language acquisition.
*Using prior knowledge and context to predict enriches a child’s reading and writing experience.
*Quality time is essential. Take the time to enjoy reading with your child!
*Above all, TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! A genuine partnership in a child’s reading and writing experience only leads to literacy success.