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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Reading practice

I like the way Ree and Ro watch tv. It tickles my funny bone. They squeeze both little butts onto an antique footstool we had when I was a kid, hold hands sometimes without even noticing, and shout out all the words they can read on the screen (and that’s a lot of words now).DSC_7204LR

Ree is completely enamored with shrugs right now, like the white one she’s wearing above. The girls have quite an extensive collection (we bought them in every color when Target had a sale). She wears one with her bathing suits, her pajamas, her regular clothes (even when it’s over 100-degrees outside), and with any dress-up outfit. I guess it’s true that “You’re never fully dressed without a shrug...” Hee.

10 comments:

  1. Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
    Best wishes
    Jonas

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  2. Turn the captions on! You will be amazed at how much their reading will explode. Everyone used to ask me my secret for teach my boys to read and that's the only answer I really gave. Now we're doing it with our Sweet Girl. PBS is great for good captions too.

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  3. I second what Carrie wrote. I was just going to share with you that as a reading teacher I encourage parents to turn on the captions. The children will be seeing text and hearing spoken word at same time. Really helps improve reading fluency and reinforces some basic sight word! :)

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  4. Wow! What smart "commenters" you have!I do workshops on reading fluency and that is one of my top ten suggestions! AND Captions are great for those of us that adopted in our old age! We are hard of hearing and our daughter is learning to read! We're all happy!!

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  5. LOVE this idea!!! Off to figure out those captions. Thanks!

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  6. I was going to also say, turn on the captions. We have always had on the CC and Maisie has been "reading" shows for forever...and she can put a sentence together better than her Mother.

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  7. Sometimes "my" 8 year old sits on a a small wooden chair in the center of the living to watch TV-- not the couch, not even the floor. A small wooden chair.

    I don't know why children chose such uncomfortable positions!

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