Saturday, March 20, 2010

And Also Left to Write

Point out to your preschooler that when you write--just like when you read--you move from left to right. You form words from letters and you write the letters and the words in left-to-right order. Each word is made up of letters, and begins and ends in a particular way. (“That’s how we spell the word boat.”) And between your words are spaces. You may take the idea of letters and words for granted, but this may be news to your young child.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great reminder. Love the blog and think you've got a great message to share.


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.