What exactly is active reading?
Active reading is a style of reading to a young child that includes conversation.
We’re all pretty familiar with the standard way to read a book to a child–you start with the title and read the exact words on each page from first to last. There’s nothing wrong with that, but active reading helps a child stay interested, gain new language, and build more background knowledge. All that with only an investment of a small amount of additional time!
” Isn’t talking to your child kind of…well, simple? Don’t all parents do this?”
Parent-child talk isn’t a new idea, but the power of parent-child talk doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Armed with a little information, parents can proactively help their children learn more–through talk. Read More
Bearymore is a performing circus bear with a problem. After the last show of the season the ringmaster tells Bearymore he must have a new act when the circus opens again in the spring, but how can he think of an idea for his new act while hibernating all winter? Read More