Children

Reading Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

When I was a second grade teacher, many of my parents had many questions about their child. I wish I had found this organization and their website: Understood.org  to help answer their questions. Understood.org is one of the many excellent resources to help parents with concerns and questions.

I found a graphic and ariticle that list the reading skills a child is to acquire at certain ages. The contributor Amanda Morin state an important point: 

"Not all kids develop reading skills at the same rate. But there are some general milestones to look out for as your child grows up. Take a look at how they typically unfold."

Wayne Lee, M.Ed

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

That old song title typically also applies to most children under the age of five, as they try to figure out what the adults in their world expect of them.  It can be a confusing world for young children – AND for their parents and the adults who work with them.  We WANT to teach them behavior that our society think is acceptable – but what is the most effective way to do it?

The debate about “spare the rod, spoil the child” is pretty much in the rearview mirror.  Numerous studies have demonstrated that spanking is one of the least effective ways to teach children the social rules...