I’ll be the first to admit that I am no expert in reading or in child development. I’ve always made it a priority to apportion some of my reading life to books and websites on education and reading. And now, in a more official position of being the librarian and children’s educator at Gracepoint Berkeley church, I plan on using this space to share resources I have found helpful, and hope they’ll be of use to parents, and adults who are working with our children.
The PBS website has a section for parents & education. In the Reading & Language section, they have a section of “Reading Milestones” broken down into Talking, Reading, Writing, and Activities/Games by age groups, starting from “Baby” to “Second-Third Grade.” They also have sections for Mathematics, Science, Learning Disabilities, Going to School, Music & Arts.
When parents ask me questions, I’m often synthesizing different tips I’ve read about and incorporated into my own reading philosophy. Rather than regurgitate what I’ve been reading on this site, I’ll refer you to just a few of the articles I have found helpful.
- “What to do When Your Child Hates Reading”
- “What NOT to Say to Emerging Readers”.
- “How to Raise a Confident Reader.” (and the video below goes with this article)