With AI on the rise, being a critical thinker and reader and knowing how to read for meaning and understand how to build links between texts and ideas is vital. Reading skills are not enough and our teens are falling short in their high school years.
Here are 10 key reasons to get your kids reading this year – and yes, some may seem obvious but others may surprise you!
Why are we passionate about getting children to read? Beyond the academic reasons, reading is an invitation to think, dream, explore, adventure and become – and it’s available to everyone.
In a world overflowing with information it’s more important than ever to use comprehension skills to extract meaning from a text and be able to apply that elsewhere. Simply put, your child needs to understand what he is reading. It may sound simple, but chances are...
Simply put, metacognition is the ability to think about thinking. Metacognition implies an understanding of your own thought process. When reading, we instinctively infer meaning, guess what the characters will do, make links between earlier texts or quiz ourselves...
Llama is waiting for his mama, who has tucked him in to bed then gone to fetch him a glass of water. When she doesn’t come back quickly, he starts to worry and fuss, eventually hollering for her as he gets cross. Such a familiar scenario – the perfect rhyming bedtime read.