HOW TO TEACH READING TO CHILDREN

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If there’s one question I get ALL the time, it’s  about how to teach reading to children.

The simple answer is that all the “activities” you see in books and online are not the answer. Those things do become important, but not in the beginning.

In fact, focusing on those “activities” early on can undo all your efforts to teach reading to your child.

Why? Because those activities produce children who CAN  read but not necessarily children who CAN and WILL read. And we can all agree that we want kids who do actually read, right?

So what’s a parent to do? Check out this quick interview with Nicole from “The Break 4 Moms” to find out how to teach reading to your child.  You’ll see why Nicole concludes that teaching reading is not what parents think it is…which is great news for you and your child!

Find out if your school-aged child is on the path to reading success. Take the quiz.

 

GOT A KID WHO CAN’T SHUT HIS MOUTH?

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Who doesn’t love Owen Wilson–even though he can’t seem to keep his mouth shut?

AN OPEN MOUTH IS NOT A SHUT MOUTH

We all know at least one kid who can’t shut his mouth. But could the reason he can’t shut his mouth be just that…because he literally cannot keep his mouth closed? Is he an “Open Mouth” kid?

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What do Prince William and Owen Wilson have in common?

IS IT AN OPEN OR SHUT (MOUTH) CASE?

What does “open mouth” really mean? How “open” is open enough to damage a child’s literacy…and life?  And what does it have to do with misdiagnosed ADHD?? Find out here:

WHAT IS AN OPEN MOUTH A SIGN OF?

Why is an open mouth so alarming? It a sign a child is–or will be–affected by Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing (PSDB). PSDB is a serious problem with with whole-body effects. A child with this disorder is affected in all these ways:

  • physical health,
  • emotional health,
  • academic growth, and
  • even looks!

And over 80% of pediatricians report having NO FORMAL TRAINING on sleep disorders.

Don’t take a chance that your child will not get help. Learn the other signs of PSDB.

If we can SPOT IT, we can STOP IT!

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What earns Lady Gaga a spot here with Owen Wilson and the Royal Prince William?

What do these three famous people have in common? It’s not open SESAME…it’s OPEN MOUTH for these well-known mouth breathers.

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Find out if your child is on the path to reading success.

Got questions? Get them answered! I go live in our Facebook group to answer your questions. Check out Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara!

WHY PERFECT BABY TEETH ARE NOT PERFECT FOR READING

SADLY, PERFECT BABY TEETH ARE A PROBLEM

We love to see those perfect pearly whites in a young child’s mouth. But we now know they are a sign of pending problems in a child’s reading development…and everything else.

WHY ARE PERFECT BABY TEETH ARE A PROBLEM?

They are a sign a child is–or will be–affected by Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing (PSDB). PSDB is a serious problem with with whole-body effects. A child with this disorder is affected in all these ways:

  • physical health,
  • emotional health,
  • academic growth, and
  • even looks!

Learn the other signs of PSDB. If we can spot it, we can stop it!

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Find out why perfect baby teeth are a SERIOUS RED FLAG in this quick video:

Learn the TOP 4 SIGNS OF PSDB

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Find out if your child is on the path to reading success.

Got questions? Get them answered! I go live in our Facebook group to answer your questions. Check out Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara!

MWRC–ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Wishing your tween or teen would read more? One sure-fire way is to put some pleasure back into reading…read together! Start with this week’s Mid-week Reading Challenge about St. Patrick’s Day and the corned beef that is so popular on that day.

(New to the Mid-week Reading Challenge? Check it out!)

Or “Print and Pin” the ST. PATRICK’S DAY CORNED BEEF TRIVIA graphic somewhere. The kids will notice. The kids will comment. And that could be the start of something great–if not this week, then next!

Get next week’s Mid-week Reading Challenge delivered to your inbox to keep the momentum!!

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CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Find out if your child is on the path to reading success.

Got questions? Get them answered! I go live in our Facebook group to answer your questions. Check out Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara!

MWRC–Black History Month

Kids are kids…except when they are doing life-changing things in the public eye! In honor of Black History Month, this week’s Mid-week Reading Challenge (MWRC) explores some young heroes of the Civil Rights Era. Check out these courageous kids!

Wishing your tween or teen would read more? One sure-fire way is to put some pleasure back into reading…read together! 

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Find out if your child is on the path to reading success.

Got questions? Get them answered! I go live in our Facebook group to answer your questions. Check out Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara!

Here’s this week’s topic:

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BAD ROMANCE for Mouth Breathers??

 It’s the Mid-week Reading Challenge (MWRC), this time with a little Lady Gaga and something that can give you “Bad Romance.” Yep, it’s all about Mouth Breathers!

Trying to get your tweens and teens to read more? Put a little “pleasure” back into reading by sharing the “Mouth Breathers”  MWRC with them–any way you like!  #ShareSomeReading to send a message that reading is enjoyable.

(Got a question about how to motivate your older child to read?  Check out our Facebook group, Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara.)

Or “Print and Pin” the “Mouth Breathers” graphic somewhere. The kids will notice. The kids will comment. And that could be the start of something great–if not this week, then next!

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CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Get the answers you need.

HOW TO FIND LOVE IN THE AIR…AND ONE OTHER PLACE

It’s the Valentine’s Day edition of the Mid-week Reading Challenge!  Learn how to find “LOVE IN THE AIR”…and one other surprisingly popular place! (HINT: Can you say “Om?!”)

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And if you’re trying to get your tweens and teens to read more, let them feel the love! Put some “pleasure” back into reading by sharing the “LOVE IS IN THE AIR!”  MWRC with them–any way you like!  

(New to the Mid-week Reading Challenge? Check it out!)

Or “Print and Pin” the LOVE IS IN THE AIR graphic somewhere and let the kids discover it. They will notice. They will comment. And that could be the start of something great–if not this week, then next!

Parents

have the power

to put the love

back into reading!

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Find out if your child is on the path to reading success.

Got questions? Get them answered! I go live in our Facebook group to answer your questions. Check out Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara!

Enjoy this week’s “LOVE IS IN THE AIR” trivia:

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FOOTBALL IS IN THE AIR!

Even if  you’re not a fan, it’s hard to ignore that football is in the air! And if you are a fan, well, what better time to enjoy some football “air” trivia. Start with “deflategate” and see where the wind blows!

 

Wishing your tween or teen would read more? One sure-fire way is to put some pleasure back into reading…read together!

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S READING?   Take the quiz. Find out if your child is on the path to reading success.

Got questions? Get them answered! I go live in our Facebook group to answer your questions. Check out Nurturing Literacy Talking with Tara!

Here’s this week’s topic:

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MWRC–SPLISH SPLASH I WAS TAKING A BATH

“Splish splash I was taking a bath…” Check out this the MWRC in honor of BATH SAFETY MONTH! There’s champagne in the bath…and wild animals! Make sure you protect your family from vaporized chlorine.

USE THE BATH TRIVIA TO PUT SOME LOVE INTO READING

And “Print and Pin” the BATH TRIVIA graphic somewhere. The kids will notice. The kids will comment. And that could be the start of something great–if not this week, then next! It’s the easiest way to put some LOVE into reading in your home! 

GET IT WEEKLY IN YOUR INBOX

Get next week’s MWRC delivered to your inbox to keep the momentum!! Scroll down… (New to the Mid-week Reading Challenge? Check it out!)

Here’s this week’s topic:

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MWRC–NATIONAL SOUP MONTH

What do BOTOX and presidential inaugurations have in common? Find out in this Mid-week Reading Challenge for National Soup Month!

Wishing your tween or teen would read more? One sure-fire way is to put some pleasure back into reading…read together! Share the “NATIONAL SOUP MONTH”  trivia with them–any way you like!  (Got a question about how to motivate your older child to read?  Check out the Ask Tara! freebie Q&A.)

You can “Print and Pin” the  NATIONAL SOUP MONTH graphic somewhere. The kids will notice. The kids will comment. And that could be the start of something great–if not this week, then next!

Get next week’s MWRC delivered to your inbox to keep the momentum!!

(New to the Mid-week Reading Challenge? Check it out!)

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