Why am I blogging about reading?
Our focus in the Primary Division this year is on the Language Scope and Sequence for PYP, in particular the strand of reading and writing.
The love for reading is born in the home. At school we can build on this but I am a firm believer that the home is where reading, and a love of reading in all its forms, modeled by parents and grandparents, is where children first catch the ‘reading bug.’
The National Academy of Education, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, set up the Commission on Reading. The primary findings in their report was that, “The single most important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” Reading with your child should be a joyful experience.
The author Emilie Buchwald sums it up nicely:
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents”
My advice for you is simple:
Above all enjoy this time with your child.