It is so easy to find fault with kids, isn't it? I'm writing this post for myself, as well as for other parents, teachers, and grandparents - anyone who is working with kids. How many times a day do we correct versus praise? Do you remember what it's like to be a kid? I'd like to share a little of a post about this from the blog of Character First. I'll give you the link to the whole article too.
Short & Sweet
We took 3 days (two were driving) to visit the lovely city of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The people there were all so friendly and nice, patriotic, and God-fearing. We visited the Corvette Museum and then attended the Tri-Five Nationals. There were literally thousands of 1955, 56, and 57 Chevys driving all over the place. So cool!
Check out this peaceful setting in the backyard of the AirB&B where we stayed:
So, I'm reading to my kids. Now what?
When you're reading aloud, ask questions like "Do you see the dog?" Comprehension is much more important than learning to sound out or decode words. Your questions will develop their vocabulary as well as cause interaction with the book. As they get older, ask them to point out things themselves and add appropriate noises to the story too. (i.e. sounds of animals)
READ TO THEM! SEEMS SIMPLE, DOESN'T IT?
As a fellow parent, former teacher, and author, one of my passions is to help kids become successful adults: capable of achieving whatever they can dream. To have healthy bodies, sound minds, and be grounded in spiritual truths are the best of goals for today's children.