Reading With and Reading To

In the blogosphere, there’s a thing called Wordless Wednesday. On these days, I shall feature a reading-related photo for you all.

This also gives me a bit of a reprieve since we are in Welcome Night World at Gracepoint Berkeley church and throughout our Gracepoint Ministries! (The smart-alecky students out there have your hands raised, waiting to be called on: “Ms. Kim, you’ve actually included 99 words in this post.” 100, actually.)

Kids build confidence as they read to others. (book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo)

One way kids build confidence is as they read to others. Here’s a 4th grader reading to a 1st grader. (book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo)

Educational Resource: PBS Parents

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.

PBSParentsEducationThe 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.