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Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write--from Baby to Age 7 Paperback – July 13, 2010
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Library Journal, 7/8/10
“Gentry provides concrete teaching examples that are easy to implement; his user-friendly lessons offer opportunities for parents to have fun with children while they learn.”
Booklist, August 2010
“Gentry offers sound advice on how parents can develop strong reading and writing skills in children starting at birth through age seven…An abundance of graphics add to the value of this useful resource for parents.”
“If you want to help your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartner learn to read—in fun and satisfying ways—Raising Confident Readers is the book for you.”
“Offers a phenomenal look into the phases of reading development, and offers quick and simple exercises for parents to use to get their children to an appropriate reading level…A must read for any parent looking to improve or enhance their child’s ability.”
“This book is highly recommended for a firm grasp on your child’s introduction to a world of reading and writing…a gem of a resource…Q&A’s and covered topics for reading challenges such as dyslexia make this read an investment for both your child and you.”
Washington Parent, March 2011
“Gentry provides quick and simple lesson plans that can be done virtually anytime, anywhere, from in the car to in the bath!”
“I encourage parents to get hold of this book so they can help their kids appreciate reading. It will help them get behind the process of learning how to read and find activities that will suit their child no matter what stage he’s in.”
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The book divides the teaching of reading into distinct stages:
Phase 0: 0 to age 3
Phase 1: 3 to age 5 - Depending on what happens at home
Phase 2: 3 to age 6 - Depending on what happens at home
Phase 3: 4 to age 6 - Depending on what happens at home
Phase 4: 4 to age 7 - Depending on what happens at home
It appears that from birth, Author Gentry insists that good reading habits can be started by caregivers reading aloud to their newborn with the infant held in a position to clearly see the moving lips of the reader. At this early stage, comprehension is not important. It is the modeling of the behavior of reading that will slowly transfer to a baby as s/he begins to develop.
Raising Confident Readers places tremendous emphasis on labeling familiar items in a child's room: bed, chair, window, light, and referring to these items often during the day each time the baby/toddler is in that room. It is critical that a caregiver point to the word sliding pointer finger from left to right while pronouncing the word.
As the child learns to manipulate writing tools (crayons, thick pencils, finger paint, etc.Read more ›
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This is an awesome book bery good suggestions on how to teach child to read naturally through brain development.Published 5 months ago by Sierramdnet
Easy to read. Includes practical exercises to do with baby and beyond.Published 17 months ago by Klara Gotz
I haven't reading the book but so far it's has been helping and motivating me continuing reading my 13 month old daily. Read morePublished on July 12, 2014 by tracy underwood
I have been on a reading binge on the subject of teaching your child to read, and this was one of the least helpful that I found. Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by B. Dixon