Since most everything in life requires the ability to read, how are you as a family promoting reading? Do you need good resources for helping your children read in English or Spanish? Thinkfinity's partner ReadWriteThink has the resources you may need. Check out the blog post New Spanish Resources Help Families Support Reading in the Reading & Language Arts group. The post includes helpful information for teaching reading in English as well as Spanish.
Do you have other resources to share that you are using with your children to help them learn to read in English or Spanish?
EDSITEment has some great new resources for Spanish-language learners, native or heritage speakers. Check out:
Both of my daughter’s favorite website to learn to read was Starfall.com. Also, The Literacy Network offers tips for parents on how to promoting literacy with their resource 31 days to better reading.
Then, my newest favorite is the Electric Company website because I learned to read from the original Electric Company shows on PBS in the 70’s:) The Electric Company is a multi-media literacy experience designed to teach reading concepts through fun and engaging videos, games and activities.
I recommend that parents and families take a look at the discussion How do you select a "good" book to read? in the Reading & Language Arts group. There are references to many websites that help children select appropriate books to read for enjoyment as well as to increase their reading skills.
I hope you will check out these resources!
One of our recommendations to TF is to look carefully at the scope and quality of Bilingual resources, interactives, and media. Are you currently working with Spanish speaking countries that have unlimited resources of this type that would benefit our children here in the US?
This is a big question for all of us here at JFK in Port Chester, a TF Model School.
One good way to develop reading skills is to improve spelling and vocabulary development. Parents may want to use some websites that teach spelling and vocabulary skills as resources to help their children with reading. Check out the discussion Is spelling a lost art? for some useful suggestions.