Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What Children Need to Learn to READ Review and Giveaway *Closed*


What Children Need to Learn to READ 
Michelle Vallene
This is a Book of the Year Award finalist!

Your Child's First Reading Teacher Is ... YOU! "What Children Need to Learn to READ" is the ultimate resource for parents and other adults who want to encourage literacy in young children. Packed with age-appropriate tips, techniques, fun activities, checklists, and common-sense suggestions, this one-of-a-kind book will answer your questions, boost your confidence, and prepare you for one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do!! You'll learn: What works best for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary school students. How to make reading a FUN and familiar part of everyday life. Where to find the best children's books, magazines, games, websites, and more.

Brayden started Kindergarten this year which means it's time for him to start learning how to read. I discovered "What Children Need to Learn to READ" and thought it would be perfect for us! This book has everything including baby and toddler games, letters and sounds, and sight words. 

Brayden knows his letters and sounds so we started the book at Chapter 8 which is Sight Words. I started out making flash cards that can be downloaded from LeanersLane.com, then we played a couple games of go fish which is one of the activities mentioned in the book. I was really surprised to learn how many sight words Brayden already knows!

I'm excited to finish out the rest of the book with Brayden and see how much it helps with learning to read.. Then I'm going to start working on it with Trevor using the toddler games and songs that are suggested in the book. We also received a CD with Rhymes and Songs such as Old MacDonald, Pop Goes the Weasel and other fun songs which are great for learning in the car!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book "What Children Need to Learn to READ" as well as a CD. All opinions are my own.

20 comments:

Bianca Roman said...

My son will be turning two next month, so I really don't have any 'tips'. But I am excited to learn some and this book would be great!

Anonymous said...

BOB books! My oldest started reading some where between 3.5 and 4 because of the BOB books. They are a WONDERFUL teaching tool! We plan to start teaching our 2.5 yr old to read this winter with the BOB books.
Laurie Adams
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Beatriz said...

Read to them as often as you can! My LO Is 7 weeks and loves to be read to! i LOVE to read and want her to to! beatrizbry2 at aol dot com

Gina said...

All ow them to learn at their own pace.... is so much easier not to force learning!!!

Kimberly said...

Make sure the adults read in front of the child, have books in the house
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Roxanne K said...

Start reading to them early on to establish the roots for loving to read.
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Dana B. said...

My tip is to simply read to your child often, it helps the most and it's fun. :)
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Bonnye said...

No tips yet- my daughter is 10 months old. but I am sure I will need all the help I can get!

jakeremom said...

The best way I know is with sight word cards.

Kimmie Barnes
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Dana said...

Patience! dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

SWEEPINGMOMMA said...

My daughter is 1 so I don't have any tips

daivabaum said...

I don't have tips yet, but would love to get some!
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The Litrenta Family said...

One thing I learned in school was when you are doing things with young kids sunch as looking at books or pointing things out in books, always start on the left and move to the right, the same way you read. Holli Litrenta

Crib Couture said...

Sight words! Can't say it enough. All three of my children learned to read by mastering their site words and all three started pre-school reading! cribcouture@yahoo.com

Madeline said...

Persistance!

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Mandy said...

practice, practice, practice
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Wendy said...

Start reading to your children when they are young and read often. Also children need to see YOU reading...we have to be examples for our kids!
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Anonymous said...

I need to learn some tips! soon!

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Julie said...

we are doing great on starfall its free and my daughter loves it:)
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Leigh said...

Every child learns at a different rate, and each of your children will be different!
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