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Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #021
March 29, 2014
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  1. Quote for the Week
  2. Editorial
  3. Feature Article
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Quote of the Week

" Tiny children want to learn to read; tiny children can learn to read; tiny children are learning to read; tiny children should learn to rea.: Glenn and Janet Doman




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Today’s quote came from the Contents Page of the revolutionary book : How to teach your baby to ready" by one of the pioneers in this field, Dr Glenn Doman.

In today's article we examine the arguments from both sides of this ongoing debate.


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FEATURE ARTICLE; Teaching Babies to Read ===========================================================

Can your child read? Should your child learn to read? Should you teach your child yourself or wait till he or she joins school?

The answers to these questions are critical for parents around the world. Why? Because reading is the most important academic skill a young child can learn. Yet the question of when to teach children to read remains a controversial one. To help clarify the issue, let's examine both perspectives.

We found this website very helpful as it examines the whole pictures and deals with several aspects:

1.Teaching Your Child to Read Why early reading is vital, and how to do it TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO READ

2.Prenatal Reading

Should you read to your baby in the womb?

3.Reading to Your Baby from Birth

Reading during the first year

4.Teaching Your Baby to Read from Age 1–2

How to teach your baby to read as it begins to speak

5.Teaching Your Toddler to Read from Age 2–3

The age when reading becomes crucial to development

6.Teaching Your Child to Read from Age 3–5

The age when reading becomes crucial to development

7.Early Reading Methods

Phonics vs. Whole Language - What system should you use?

Phonics vs. Whole Language - What system should you use?


Whole Language Method

This method goes by different names: whole language, look and say, sight reading, or whole word. It is as much an educational philosophy as a reading method, for it emphasizes capturing meaning over systematic decoding of sound parts. The whole language emphasis considers language a natural phenomenon and literacy a natural function.

With the whole language method, children are taught to recognize the sight of the whole word, rather than its letter parts. Theoretically, the method goes from the whole to the part. Flash cards and graded readers are features of this approach. While this method can lead to early success in reading and writing, it is today considered insufficient in itself.

Having not learnt the phonetic decoding system, children face difficulty when deciphering new words, for they cannot deconstruct them. Critics have argued that this method is responsible for the emergence of reading disabilities, which did not exist in the past when children of different ages studied together in one classroom

This is the method advocated by those commercial products that promise to Teach Your Baby to Read. Before you spend hundreds of dollars on those multi sensory programs with Videos, Flash cards, Semester Curriculum and software and sit in front of the computer screens, consider reading the book that started it all. Teach Your Child to Read by Glenn Doman is available in most libraries and shows you how to draw up a simple program at home.

And here are two sites that will guide you.

The Phonics Method

Phonics is one of the oldest and most well-known methods for teaching children to read and write English.

In phonics instruction, children are taught the sounds of the letters. What is important is that the child comes to associate the shape of the letter with the sound it makes. Once individual letter-sounds are mastered, children are taught how to blend them together to read words. Similarly, children taught through the phonics method can learn how to spell correctly by sounding out the word.

If you'd like to understand the issues in greater depth, and implement this method, once again save your money on the commercial programs by getting hold of the nationwide bestseller Why Johnny Can't Read by Rudolph Flesch, which explains the controversy over the whole language and phonics systems in depth. It also provides a short phonics-based teaching program for parents to follow with their children. Even though this book was published in 1955, it still provides an excellent overview of the issues concerning reading instruction

A PREVIEW OF THE "Guide to Quantum Speed Reading –

" Contents:

# An Outline of the Whole Book - to give you a general picture of the layout

# An outline of The Basic Method # Details of The Basic Method # An outline of The Basic Techniques

# Details of the Basic Techniques

# The Three Most Important Chapters in the book.

# Suggested Teaching plan based on our successful workshops

# A List of the 20 exercises found in the book # Additional Exercises based on our own research and workshops
Read more about the Guide to Yumiko Method


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