“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.“Victor Hugo
When kids first begin talking, typically at around 12 months of age, they of course stick to the basics— very short phrases that convey basic wants, needs, and social routines. Mama. More. Up. Hi! All-done. Milk. Doggy. Bye-bye. Oops! These are mostly one-word phrases and are not pronounced perfectly. Then, typically when children are betweenContinue reading “So many muches! Grammar errors and what they tell us about language development”
Once we know how to read, we read fast, recognizing a word in a fraction of a second. In fact, for most people, reading is not just easy, it’s automatic. You can’t stop yourself from reading words that you see; they just jump off of the page and into your brain (and out of yourContinue reading “Orthographic Mapping: how we learn to read so fast!”
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