Reading is fun

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    A shot from our backyard campout. Here, Aidan is reading stories about Fluffy the Guinea Pig. He really seems to like reading--a far cry from the start of first grade.

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    1. HFDLfotografe{Copyrighted} 88 months ago | reply

      A lot of that in my opinion is how they suck the joy out of it in school. At least here ......I homeschool and have since she entered 1st grade .....it's not always "fun" but we've been "blessed" like more choices to personalize what she does. Here every book they have to test on a computer for reading scores and comprehension since kinder ......I think kids thus don't like to read knowing some test is going to follow each and every book they read. We made Dr. Suess part of our curriculum since he wonderfully invented words and I've taught her since an early age that there's political statements however in that ....we also just read the Junie B. series due to hilarity ..... she loves to read. She has just finished several bios on women in Renaissance Italy that 'goes with" history curriculum as high school sophomore and she's acing world history now because these bios tied it all together for her. Most children also have their own methods of learning which may or may not be how they are being taught, we call them "different forms of intelligence". Some are very visual and others are more audial and some are way kinetic. It all has to be combined at some point and they have to learn all methods but you cannot change a child and make them learn outside their own brain, it just does not happen.

      I am way glad he is enjoying reading now. :D

    2. DogTreatBaker 81 months ago | reply

      I love this photo! It says so much and shows how much he is enjoying the book.

      Just want you to know that I used it on my site at:
      www.better-childrens-books.com/children-reading.html

      Thanks for sharing!

    3. WNPR - Connecticut Public Radio 80 months ago | reply

      hi there!

      just wanted to let you know that we used this photo for a story we did!

      Thanks so much,
      Chion @ WNPR.org

    4. otteight 79 months ago | reply

      Hello,

      I really like your photos. I especially am impressed by you portraits and your flowers. And some of the rain photos -- wow.

      I used this photo today at my blog, TodayIsFun.com.

      Here's the link:
      todayisfun.com/blog/readmore/760

      Thank you -- and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

    5. daisyjae 76 months ago | reply

      Love this picture. I wanted to let you know I used it in an article. Thank you.
      hubpages.com/hub/Helping-Your-Child-Learn-to-Read?done

    6. playtalklearn 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for sharing such a cute photo.
      I'll be using it this week in a post on www.playtalklearn.com, with your details of course!
      Cheers
      Emily

    7. elisabethjoe 71 months ago | reply

      Using this photo on my blog at www.behindschoollines.blogspot.com.
      Thanks for such a cute photo!

    8. flickrbea 70 months ago | reply

      www.parentsareimportant.com/2010/11/helping-your-children...

      THank you for the photo. This picture was perfect for an article I wrote.

    9. hipnopsi 70 months ago | reply

      Publicada en: Reflepsiones

      Thanks!

    10. rorellana2012 47 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting your picture with a Creative Commons license. I've used it to illustrate our daily news roundup on UtahPublicEducation.org. Thanks again.
      utahpubliceducation.org/2012/09/19/education-news-roundup...

    11. spreadlaughter 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this and allowing others to use your photo. I used it in a list I create to go along with my article which can be found on this link: www.examiner.com/list/reasons-students-aren-t-ready-for-k...

    12. mlmimouna 29 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much, I used this for a PowerPoint presentation to encourage parents to help their children become readers.

    13. Mems910 26 months ago | reply

      Thanks a bunch for sharing this photo. So sweet!

      I used it for my blog post "Eleven fun and cheap (or free) summer activities for kids"

      Here is a link: bit.ly/1pRwICg

      Cheers!

    14. alison.evernden 14 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo. Out of respect, I just wanted to inform you that I am thinking of using it on a website I am building for my new private Speech Pathology practice
      www.soundwavesspeech.com.au
      Kind regards,
      Sound Waves Speech Pathology

    15. c0ugar 9 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing, John. Will possibly use this for a non-profit beach mission flyer.

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