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Date: June 9, 2012 Author: admin Categories: Target Audiences

This at-home course is designed in such a way that a parent can use it easily; there are no sophisticated teaching techniques required, only patience and love.

More parents would help their children learn to read if they knew how. Certainly, all parents realize the importance of reading. Teaching a child to read can be enjoyable and rewarding for both parent and child. However, what’s necessary is choosing an effective method that is simple to teach and easy for the child to learn.

Readin’, ‘ritin’ and `rithmetic – the `three Rs,’ yes, but more closely akin than that. The ability to write well and do well in math is directly affected by the ability to read well. If a child can’t read well, he or she won’t fee able to write, spell or think well, either.

If this has been true for previous generations, it is now more than ever for the child who hasn’t yet learned to read and is faced with the prospect of having to learn in crowded, less adequate schools and in an ever more competitive world. Today, there is more and more information being processed, and in order to deal with it, the average person has to be able to absorb it quickly, discover the essential facts and make decisions. The child who can’t read well is at a terrible loss. If children can’t read well, others will do their thinking for them, and thus will they grow up poor, both financially and culturally, circumscribed by the inability to understand in depth a great deal of what they see in print.

Reading is the basis of the most essential human activity in the world today: communication. Pictorial news can’t provide depth, detail or analysis the way printed news can; political campaigns and slogans do not begin to explain the issues to the onlooker. To understand, he must read.

And the place to start learning to read is in the home. The time is before the child starts school. It is not enough to teach reading alone; spelling and writing must be taught at the same time. If a child can read well, he will write well. If he is successful in these areas, he will be happier and more confident in his other school work. Early frustrations lead to turning off and dropping out – failure, both academic and social.