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Monday, July 12, 2010

Planning for Your Child's Reading Success - A Book Review of "Anytime Reading Readiness"

I recently read Anytime Reading Readiness by Cathy Puett Miller. What a gold mine of information - a must-read for all parents of pre-readers and early readers. The book details how we as parents can instill a love of reading in our children, from infancy and beyond. My philosophy: if you can read, you can learn to do anything! 

Cathy teaches read-aloud skills that guarantee great story times. And she shows us how our conversation with our small children can contribute to successful reading. Who knew?

A plethora of games helps make pre-reading and reading skills fun for our children. And pages of resources insure that we'll never run out of ideas.

This book is not a "teach your child to read by age two" kind of book. It is a balanced guide to help your child read when he or she is ready. As a parent you are empowered to look for signs that your child is ready to read and use those moments.

Don't be tempted to skip over the introduction - it lays the foundation for years of successful reading with your child!  

Anytime Reading Readiness would be a very meaningful baby gift or an anytime gift for someone you love with small children - or for yourself!

More on helping your child succeed:

Insuring Peak Performance: Sleep 101

Getting Organized for School - Learning Styles




Monique said...

I will look into this book some more. Your review is perfect timing for my family. Thanks!

Cathy Puett Miller said...


Thanks for the great review. Here my name is spelled "Pruett" too. I love to have the correct spelling "Puett" because as my daddy used to say, "if someone has that name, they are kin".


I also appreciate your comment. I'm glad you find this book timely. Feel free to share with your friends who have children ages 3-6!

Cathy Puett Miller said...


After my first comment, I looked at your blog profile and found that you are from Columbia, SC. I grew up around Charlotte, NC. Feel free to visit me at www.readingisforeveryone.org and drop me a line. I'd love to hear from all of you. Also, I have a blog with lots of other great ideas for reading and writing with young children (and those independently reading) at http://www.parentsandkidsreadingtogether.blogspot.com.

1-2-3...Get Organized said...

So sorry for misspelling your name Cathy! I changed it.