Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
When we were dreaming about opening Book Bums, I suggested that we should invest in an enormous sign -all CAPS... "EVERY PARENT IS A HOMESCHOOLING PARENT." Yes, parents have the greatest impact when it comes to their children's skills and attitudes with reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The question is, are all parents equipped and inspired to make the most of their teaching opportunities?
Many parents say things like, "I am accountant. That I know how to do. But I don't know the first thing about helping my kids read." Even homeschooling moms can cling too tightly to the curriculum packages they've purchased rather than do what they feel would be most beneficial for their children. Here's what I'd like you to know...
Research indicates that parents of successful readers:
Did you notice that the research doesn't mention that parents need a teaching degree or the most expensive homeschooling curriculum packages to raise successful readers? I am certain that you are highly qualified for the job and that you, indeed, have what it takes! Read them again... Number one- check. Number two- check...
In upcoming postings I'll address each of these findings, and it will be my aim to do the equipping as well as the inspiring via this blog and, of course, through Book Bums. I hope you check back!