Synopses & Reviews
The book, Teaching Your Child to Read Naturally, provides parents and educators of young children with strategies for interactively reading. This book is designed for adults who want to make a commitment to support children's learning, thinking, and understanding of reading. Interactive reading can be a catalyst as ED, the cat in the book, introduces parents and educators how to make books come alive by using thinking, listening, and talking strategies to promote reading. ED's suggestions will help adults create a positive association toward reading as children participate in the magic of story time and the reading of bedtime stories together. This book evolved from a nationally recognized Reading Discovery Tutor Training program featured in the U.S. Department of Education's document So That Every Child Can Read...America Reads Community and Tutoring Projects. Dr. Richardson is developing the program, Reading: The Family Adventure. Her interest in emergent literacy and children's literature provided the motivation to the write this book and publish The Teeny Tiny Tadpole, Little Lilly Ladybug, and Birds Being Birds using folk tale elements and characteristics. These books are classics to be savored and shared for generations. The collection of four books are a must for any library.