How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read
|How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read|
A father talks about his experience teaching his young sons to read. He also addresses concerns about doing such.
Part 1: How My Little Boy Learned to Read as a Toddler
- Early literacy
- An eclectic method of teaching a small child to read: summary
- Phonics flashcard method
- Your Baby Can Read
- Reading books
- Concept building: presentations, the Doman method, and OPD
- Other educational activities that helped with learning to read
- Plans for our second child
Part 2: Teaching the Very Young to Read - A Defense
- Yes, it is possible
- The problem of the sales hype
- Why isn't this already common knowledge and practice?
- The marginalization of very early reading
- The pressure objection
- The vicarious achievement worry
- The too-much-video, too-early objection
- The creative free play objection
- The conceptual maturity objection
- The sapped-motivation objection
- The "miseducation" objection
- Does early reading really have long-term advantages?
- No need to be defensive
- Some take-aways
- When should we start teaching our children to read, and how?
- The importance of supporting early readers in school
- What is the point?
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