Back to School – Make Your Own ABC Book!

It’s nearly fall and children are going back to school.  Whether you homeschool or your children attend public or private school, you may enjoy doing this activity with your preschool or kindergarten student. At ages 4 and 5, children should still be playing a lot of the time, so learning should be casual and informal. … Continue reading Back to School – Make Your Own ABC Book!

Teaching Your Child to Read – Get a Head Start Right Now

Have you decided to teach your child how to read? Looking for an effective and easy method to teach reading? Rainbow Resource Center is now selling Sound Bytes Reading at a discounted price to homeschooling families--so if you've been meaning to pick this book up to teach your beginning reader or your struggling reader, check them … Continue reading Teaching Your Child to Read – Get a Head Start Right Now

Beginning Reading and Learning Handwriting – Part 1

Some children are interested in learning to write at a very young age while others are not interested at all.  Learning to write A-B-C’s and numbers and one’s name are considered to be very basic writing skills and some children learn how to do these things before entering school. Some school programs teach children to … Continue reading Beginning Reading and Learning Handwriting – Part 1

How Does Memory Affect Learning To Read and Teaching Reading?

How does memory affect reading?  What are the normal limitations of memory?  How does memory affect the learning of beginning or struggling readers?  Does the amount of material we introduce at one time affect whether beginning readers will be successful learners?  What is one simple thing can we do to raise reading achievement in our … Continue reading How Does Memory Affect Learning To Read and Teaching Reading?

Does It Matter How We Teach Kids To Read? — Part 3

We have previously talked about why the whole word method of learning to read creates problems for many students.  Why is it important to learn phonetic decoding?  What are the advantages of learning to read phonetically?  Does it have to be difficult to learn phonics?  Do kids learn to read faster if they learn to … Continue reading Does It Matter How We Teach Kids To Read? — Part 3