Reading Goodnight Moon to your child for the 479th time can cause parental insanity, reveals a two-year study conducted at my home. My research also reveals that reading to my kids is bringing out their bookworm gene—going to the library is their idea of a good time. And then there’s the fact that bedtime reading is often the best bonding time we have all day.
As it turns out, some of ways I read to my children are expert-approved techniques to fast-forward kids’ reading skills. There’s a new study out and other proven research on reading strategies that help children learn to do it and develop their language awareness and comprehension, too. Click away for the scoop on the study and for more ways to help kids get more out of reading time. Happily, you’re probably already doing most of them. (And if you’re being forced to read Goodnight Moon for the 479th too, sorry, can’t help you there.)
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