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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