Reading literacy means knowing how to read, and it means
that we do read. Please make time for reading at home everyday. Styles of learning
differ, most children are visual learners, but many children learn primarily by
listening. And, some children learn to read after learning to write first! If your
child is having problems learning to read, a good Occupational Therapist who works
well with children could evaluate how your child processes sensory information.
Knowing this may give you the insights you need to help your child learn or improve
reading skills, and to develop stronger self-confidence. Use appropriate incentives
and acknowledge your child's effort. Reading well is essential for young people to
gradually gain their longed-for independence one day. Our reading suggestions are
put into three developmental levels of "Biographies, Classics & Favorites." All of
these books represent only the bare bones of what a well-stocked and well-balanced
family library might contain to build a solid literary foundation at home. Most of
these books are also available at public libraries, but you will want at least some
of them placed permanently in your home so children can freely handle them.