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Do Anything You Can To Get Kids To

  1. 1. Do Anything You Can to Get Kids to READ!!!!
  2. 2. Read? What’s the Big Deal? <ul><li>Why is reading important? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I get my child to read? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it to late-I have a teenager!? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is reading important? <ul><li>One of the most complex mental activities we can engage in is reading. When you look at brain scans taken while the subjects are reading you see many of the areas of the brain lit up with activity.(Brummit, 2007) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reading also……. <ul><li>builds listening skills , increases a child's attention span , and develops the ability to concentrate at length of which all are learned skills. </li></ul><ul><li>develops children's ability to express themselves more confidently, easily, and clearly in spoken AND written terms. </li></ul><ul><li>develops and fosters a child's natural curiosity. </li></ul><ul><li>develops creativity and a child's ability to use their own imagination! </li></ul><ul><li>expands our children's horizons, quells fears, exposes them to new situations, and teaches them appropriate behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading children’s stories to our children provides the best opportunities for true &quot; teaching moments .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Reading picture books develops a young child's appreciation for the arts through exposure to many different styles of art and illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>(Bouma, 2007-2009) </li></ul>
  5. 5. And….. <ul><li>Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. ”   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Harry S. Truman </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Not Convinced? <ul><li>Out-of-school reading habits of students has shown that even 15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can I get my kids to Read? <ul><li>Fill your home with reading material Everywhere!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Books, newspapers, magazines, school newsletters, etc. ANY Type of printed material </li></ul>“
  8. 8. <ul><li>Students who reported having all four types of reading materials (books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias) in their home scored, on average, higher than those who reporter having fewer reading materials.”(tella, 2007) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Second <ul><li>Be an example! </li></ul><ul><li>How did your children learn to talk? By listening to people, and others encouraging them to express themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is the same! </li></ul><ul><li>Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ” </li></ul><ul><li>- Emilie Buchwald </li></ul>
  10. 10. But I can’t get my kids off the computer! <ul><li>Check out these sites for online books. </li></ul><ul><li>www.magickeys.com/ bo w </li></ul><ul><li>www.story lineonline .net/ - </li></ul><ul><li>oks / www.tumble books .com/library/asp/home_tumble books .asp </li></ul>
  11. 11. Be an active part of your child’s reading! <ul><li>Research shows that students who </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss their school studies and what they are reading with their parents or caregivers are higher achievers than those who do not . (Mullis, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li> So….. </li></ul><ul><li> Talk about it! </li></ul><ul><li>In the car… </li></ul><ul><li>At the dinner table…. </li></ul><ul><li>On the plane…. </li></ul><ul><li>While shopping! </li></ul><ul><li>“ What did you read about today?” </li></ul>
  13. 13. What about teenagers? <ul><li>We need to demonstrate in as natural a way possible, how reading serves our own needs. Teens will learn about reading if we can involve them in our reading. We can express our opinion in connection with some magazines article. We can talk about newspaper ads that describe things we are thinking about buying. We can comment on interesting things we have read. (Myers, 1989) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Place reading materials EVERYWHERE!!!!!! <ul><li>&quot;…finding materials that will provide enjoyment to teens will require you to think like a teen . Notice the subjects of the television shows, movies, or videotapes your teen watches. Think about his or her favorite activities, sports, hobbies, and other special interests. Then, the next time you run across a display of books or magazines, buy a few that seem to be about similar subjects and scatter them about the house.“ (myers, 1989) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Remember <ul><li>&quot;A house without books is like a room without windows.&quot; Heinreich Mann (1871-1950) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Bouma, Amy (2003-2007). Little Ones Reading Resource. Retrieved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 28, 2009, from http://www.littleonesreadingresource.com/childrens-stories.html Web site: http://www.littleonesreadingresource.com/childrens-stories.html </li></ul></ul>Mullis, Martin, Gonzales and Kennedy, 2003 in Darko-Ampem,2004 Tella (Aug,2007).Children reading habits and availability of books in Botswana Primary Schools: Implications for achieving quality education. The Reading Matrix . 7:2 , 117-142 Brummit-Yale, Joelle Fostering Reading Comprehension and Retention.Retrieved May 28, 2009, from K-12 Reader Web site: http://www.k12reader.com/fostering-reading- comprehension-and-retention/

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