Literacy Tips

24 Highlights about Literacy & Development from this Website

  1. When a child achieves reading readiness and begins to make transition from oral language to written language, it is through these neural language highways that he develops the skills for reading. (Taken from the article – How Young Children Learn – Part 1)
  2. Current brain research confirms that learning is strongly influenced by emotion. Therefore, when a young child experiences comfort, safety, and peace while being read to, chemicals in the brain lay the groundwork for literacy … (Taken from the article – Reading With Children)
  3. Helping your young child develop an awareness of auditory/sound discrimination can be as simple as playing with the first letter of your child’s name. (Taken from the article – The Emergent Reader)
  4. Recent studies confirm that “mind mapping” increases memory and organization of thought. (Taken from the article – Mind Mapping and Visual Thought)
  5. Via a fax machine, the tangible exchange of personal expression between child and grandparent occurs, encouraging neural connections about language. (Taken from the article – Developing Distance Devotion)
  6. The quest for order in a child’s room must never replace the need to cultivate intellect. (Taken from the article – Smart Room, Smart Child)
  7. As a child begins to make the transition from oral to written language, he begins to notice the same few words that are in every story. These high-frequency words or sight words include such words as “I, me, a, the.” (Taken from the article – I Can Read)
  8. Rhyming is one of the last auditory discrimination skills that an emergent reader develops. In fact, rhyming is not an ability that is automatically acquired – it is a skill that must be taught. (Taken from the article – A Rhyme in Time)
  9. The brain of a child who feels emotionally or physically threatened produces chemicals that actually inhibit learning. (Taken from the article – Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)
  10. Recent advances in neuroscience confirm what many parents and teachers have known for decades: students experience occasional memory lapses as a normal part of learning. (Taken from the article – The Phenomenon of Assimilation)
  11. By pre-exposing your child to new information, his brain has an opportunity to form new patterns prior to instruction. (Taken from the article – Building a Network of Prior Knowledge)
  12. Our homes and schools are filled with brilliant boys and girls who are mentally unchallenged and bored beyond belief. To meet this generation’s insatiable appetite for knowledge, we must change our focus and fortify our arsenal of parenting / teaching skills. (Taken from the article – Secret Brilliance)
  13. A gift is the part of a child’s nature that is from God. It must be nurtured and encouraged with kindness. And because it is a associated with a calling or purpose, we must handle it with love. (Taken from the article – Gifts and Talents)
  14. Parental example is the primary standard by which young children measure acceptable behavior. (Taken from the article – Transferring Values to Young Children)
  15. As part of normal development, very young children are unable to distinguish between fact and fantasy. In such circumstances, they will tell an untruth. (Taken from the article – Embroidered Truth)
  16. A child’s emotional memory includes both positive and negative events. The snuggle-factor enhances learning. The fear-factor hinders learning. (Taken from the article – Physiological Memory)
  17. Children draw a direct correlation between being good and being loved. Help him to understand that you love him the same on his good days and on his not-so-good days. (Taken from the article – Six Weeks to Serenity)
  18. When reading with your child, choose a book that has quality and depth. You both deserve to enjoy good literature. (Taken from – FAQ from Parents)
  19. The most important reason to read with your child is to simply enjoy each other’s company – time in a shared experience, bonding over bears, balloons, and other mysteries of life. (Taken from – FAQ from Parents)
  20. The act of illustrating serves as a precursor to the development of reading comprehension skills. (Taken from the article – The Imagination Station, Introduction)
  21. When provided with the appropriate tools, children will develop a sense of ownership and control over their own learning. (Taken from the article – TRAILS, Introduction)
  22. One principle upon which every parent must stand is the principle of unconditional love. Without it, fear takes dominion. With it, confidence and strength of spirit arise. (Parenting in a Changing World – Part 3: The Principle of Unconditional Love)
  23. To be loved, in spite of who we are and what we do is the ultimate truth, and the ultimate foundation for a blessed life. There is no better truth to pass on to the next generation. (Parenting in a Changing World – Part 3: The Principle of Unconditional Love)
  24. When we expect great things, when we truly believe in our children, we will see clearly. And we will not be disappointed. (Love is … Seeing the Potential) 

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