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How to: Enhance Reading for Children with Laughter

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 18, 2013

ImageWritten by Diane Namm
“Most of us remember fondly the experience of either cuddling with a parent, or a child, in a rocking chair or at bedtime, reading stories that transport us into other worlds without ever leaving the comfort of our homes. But the reading process, the ability to learn to read, isn’t acquired in an instant.  It happens over the course of several cognitive learning stages.  

Pre-readers like to look at books and be read to. They emulate reading, by holding books and pretending to read them. Children learn about words from songs, rhymes, signs and packages.  This ultimately leads to an understanding that their own thoughts can be put into print and that they can use pictures and memory to retell a story.

Giving a child the gift of reading takes patience and a sense of humor. A joke book fits uniquely into this process

Read about how to use humor to enhance children’s reading experiences on HowToLearn.com


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