Play and Learn Program Again Proves Effectiveness

The Daily Dose of Reading Play and Learn Program has been shown to have significant impact on the development of Language and Literacy skills in pre-school children. Recently analyzed quantitative data shows children involved in the program developed more than their peers not involved in the program. Data was collected independently for approximately 1,300 children [&hellip

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Prevent Learning “Slide-back”

SLIDEBACK…. What is it? Slideback is the loss of learning momentum. Who does it effect? Everyone. Even adults. How does it happen? Slideback happens when children (especially) take a break from the routine learning process. When does it happen? Slideback is associated with periods of time when children are not in school. Summer break is [&hellip

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Talk to your children

One of the “critical” pre-literacy skills is vocabulary. The broader a preschooler’s vocabulary is, the easier it will be for that child to understand the sentences he/she will eventually be asked to read. A broad vocabulary provides context and helps us decipher the meaning of statements, even if we don’t know the meaning of every [&hellip

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Student Success Starts with Grit!

This is a great video. Open this post to watch Angela Lee Duckworth give her explanation of why children succeed. In a word, Grit. There is ample research in our world that explains why children fail. I like this video because it puts a positive spin on the accomplishments of young people. Children with passion [&hellip

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old books

I am reading an “old” book. It was published in 1953. It is a compilation of short stories. Some of them date back into the 1850s. Here are a few of my observations. The book has a hard cover. I wonder when “paperback” covers came into fashion? The stiff spine and the hard cover make [&hellip

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When will it become apparent?

The other day I was speaking with a friend about pre-literacy skills. “When” she asked “will it become apparent that a young child is ready to read?” Our conversation finished without answering that rhetorical question. Since then I have given the matter some thought. I’ve decided that children are ready to read very early in life. Much like [&hellip

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Why read?

Reading could be considered the single most important communication skill we could have. Reading helps us learn. It helps us accomplish new and different things. Reading takes us on adventures; places that help our imagination grow. Reading helps us understand – Learning to read is something that many people fail to accomplish.  Many simply don’t [&hellip

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Welcome to our new Website

Welcome to our new web site. Daily Dose of Reading is responding to your interest in having more contact with us. This new site will allow us to do this. Here is what you can expect from us in the future… Blog posts – like this one. Here we will keep in touch with you [&hellip

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