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Parents in the Know Podcast Episode 18 – Reading to Kids
Reading to Kids
This is the 18th episode of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. Reading to Kids is the topic under discussion today.
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Today on Parents in the Know with Emily M Morgan, we are exploring the whys and hows of reading to kids. Why does everyone go on about reading, books, and literacy? What’s the big deal? And if we accept that reading is important, how can we go about making sure our kids can do it with panache?
Without a solid foundation in reading, children will fall further and further behind, not just at school but out in the real adult world as well. Stories abound of talented people being held back from great jobs, sick people being harmed by taking incorrect dosages of medicine, vulnerable people being financially or legally imperilled by incorrectly reading official documents, or even people becoming more and more isolated and alone because they can’t understand the news, or interact with people through email or letters. All of these stories have at their centre the lack of reading ability.
Reading skills take years to acquire. Once acquired, reading can be consolidated easily at school and through at-home practice – that means, reading books for fun. But in order for reading to become a fluent and expert-level skill, a lot of preliminary work needs to be done. You can start a child on the road to expert reading from birth.
Next week on Parents in the Know, I will tell you some more about my own journey as a parent and businesswoman. Life as a Single Parent, the ups, downs and realizations, My Story, next week on Parents in the Know.
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