How do kids learn to read?
There are two basic methods: one uses phonics, which highlights the sounds made by each letter and combination of letters, and the other uses word recognition, or sight words. Ultimately, as readers we use both methods, but some children learn better one way over another.
What matters most is reading aloud and talking about what you read together! That helps children to develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills. It also helps develop reading comprehension.
Come to our award-winning program, The Reading Connection, and experience some ways to bring literacy into your everyday lives!
One letter or letter blend is featured at each program. Families work together at five or more stations doing a hands-on activity that highlights or reinforces the featured letter and may involve math or science as well as art. Studies show that children learn well when engaging in one-on-one dialogue such as this!
The Reading Connection will be held on Tuesday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. Please register online or at the Children’s Desk.
We look forward to seeing you!