Over the last 20 years, there has been a tremendous amount of research devoted to very important cognitive abilities responsible for school success. These innate abilities are called executive functions, and they control a person’s ability to stay focused, plan ahead, strategize, and recall information. Some students come by these skills naturally, while others need lots of support.
As a parent or a caregiver, you likely spend time encouraging your child to read books to build their literacy skills and knowledge. At Calgary Reads, we are frequently asked how to encourage a child to read if they reject stories or chapter books. We also get asked if children can build their skills through the use of technology and e-Books.
There is nothing quite like a book: the tactile feel in your hands, the smell of the paper and the ink... the tantalizing cover design, and if it has some, illustrations too! Most magical is the experience of snuggling up with your child to share cozy bonding time together with a favorite or new-to-you book.
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