Archives: February 2017

  1. Reluctant Reader: Importance of Narration

    Embed from Getty Images I am a Charlotte Mason fan. If you know anything about her, you know how much she stresses reading from "living" books and relying on narration. What are living books? We've discussed living books in previous posts. These are nonfiction books written with passion from an expert in his or her field. These are also fiction books written...
  2. Reluctance to Reading: Identify the Issue

    Reluctance to Reading:  Identify the Issue
    We want our children to read. Much of their educational experience will depend on how well they master reading, but there is a huge difference between struggling to learn how to read, and not enjoying it. Don't confuse reluctance to read with struggling to learn how. If your child struggles to learn how to read, of course he is reluctant...
  3. Reluctant Readers: Finding the Right Book Part Two

    Reluctant Readers:  Finding the Right Book Part Two
    It would be easier if we could say, "My children dislikes reading, so he doesn't have to read," in much the same way we can say, "My child doesn't enjoy baseball, so he doesn't have to play." Unfortunately that is not the case. Reading is a life skill. (Some might say baseball is, too, but that's another topic.) Not a...

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