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Feed your child's brain words by talking with them and reading to them. Read and talk and discuss LOTS! All those words are brain-food, so feed it plenty with high quality ideas as well as ordinary, everyday thoughts. Because books use words differently than conversation or TV, reading is like the spinach of words: packed with extra power.
Just like happens with their bodies, there are times when a child's brain grows more easily and more quickly than other times. A child's brain learns new words easiest when it is young. This is why it is important to start reading to your child when they are babies.
Some doctors talk with parents about this during well-child visits, starting with babies. If your doctor does not, ask. Children who are read to and eventually become readers tend to be healthier. The brain needs words and ideas.
From third grade forward, the best students are reading an hour or more each day. Week after week, month after month it adds up. The best students keep reading more and more words, getting better and better at school. They get more many more opportunities because they are ready for them. Make certain that your child reads daily so he or she can also have the best opportunities.
The best students are reading many millions of more words than students who do not read daily. Which future opportunities do you want available for your child?
Will reading solve every life problem? Of course not! But children who are readers tend to have lower risks for high school problems include reduced risks for: drug use, arrest, teen pregnancy, dropping out, suicide.
Daily journaling is also a very good way of helping deal with life problems. People who journal everyday report overall better life coping skills and overall health. It is good for kids and parents, alike. Read and Write daily.
Education has been the way out of poverty for Americans throughout her history.
Work hard, but in the ways that will help the most.
What is the secret?
Read to your baby.
Talk with your preschooler and share books with them.
Let your children have books to look through from an early age and keep books in their bedroom.
Help them become readers who love to sit for an hour or more a day with a good book as they grow older.
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