Pictures · Reading Strategies

Eagle Eye: Using Picture Clues to Solve Words

Some of the most common questions I receive about emerging readers are focused on the pictures in children’s early reader books. “Is my child really reading if he looks at the pictures?” “Should I cover up the pictures in my child’s books?” “Won’t the pictures just confuse my child?” These are great questions, and show… Continue reading Eagle Eye: Using Picture Clues to Solve Words

Oral Language · Read Aloud · Vocabulary

Talking, Listening and Vocabulary Building

For my first post (so exciting!) I would like to take a look at the importance of oral language (talking and listening) and building your child’s vocabulary. Research has shown that oral language and vocabulary development are key components to being a successful reader. They support thinking, understanding, making connections, communicating, and solving problems. In fact, the… Continue reading Talking, Listening and Vocabulary Building