The real educational benefits of reading aloud to children

It’s obvious that we all benefit from reading. It is helpful in our personal and professional lives. When we read, we are exposed to the correct use of language and sentence structure, which in turn improves our communication skills. For children, however, reading goes a step further and becomes a powerful tool for them in three particular ways.

First of all, children who grow up reading and develop a love for it have a better chance of excelling in their studies and finding great jobs. Through reading, writng improves and intellectual skills sharpen, thereby providing a good foundation for academics …

Help your child become a better reader!

Many children, and adults for that matter, have difficulty reading. There are specialized programs to assist non-readers and poor readers to improve their literacy level. Here are a couple of helpful programs that you may not be familiar with:

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes- The programs in this method have been effective with symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, autism and general learning disabilities. They target the basic sensory functions that are related to learning and stimulate them. These programs include, but are not limited to, Talkies, Seeing Stars, and Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing.

Orton-Gillingham-This methodology was developed by Dr. Samuel Orton and an educator, …