Article: Getting Boys Into BooksThe gap between girls and boys may be less about reading ability than about attitudes. Literacy expert Carolyn Jaynes answers the question: How can we make reading more fun for boys?
Communication is key Literacy skills start long before a child learns the ABCs. From day one, children are developing communication skills that will allow them to both comprehend and convey words and ideas.
The sounds of languageBecoming a lifelong reader involves far more than knowing the ABCs. It begins with children becoming sensitized to the sounds of language. The more sounds a child hears, the more words, with all their sounds, he’ll learn to say and eventually read.