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Publisher:  Maupin House Publishing ISBN-10:  1934338745 Type: 


Copyright:  November 20, 2009 ISBN-13:  9781934338742

Your young child gets ready to read every minute of the day by interacting with you: his first and best teacher. Find out how to make this fun and easy for you and your child.

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Maupin House Publishers
To be Released in November, 2009 through Maupin House

In this easy-to-use, pick up anytime resource, you'll learn to

take advantage of the learn through play style in which your preschooler/kindergarten child learns best

match your child's abilities and readiness with easy to use charts and quizzes

have the time of your life reading with your child rather than it being a chore

You'll find three big ideas: 

the importance of oral language (conversations and chats)

how to read aloud with your child so that they grow skills and their relationship with you

play with the sounds of the language through engaging games and activities you can do anytime.


You are your child’s first and best reading teacher. What you do during these toddler and preschool days makes all the difference in whether your child learns to read easily or has a difficult time, starts further back than his readiness level or comes to more formal education at just the right place.

You have an important role to play. But you may wonder,

“How should I get started?”
“Will what I do help, not hinder my child’s early literacy?”
“What if my child isn’t reading when he enters kindergarten?”
“Doesn’t my child just need to play?”

The first thing you need to do is RELAX! What this book will do is help you talk, listen, and read with your child in a way that actively promotes early literacy without stress—and without pushing your child. It won’t take much effort and the results will amaze you. If you are excited about something, your child is likely to be excited too. Formal reading “instruction” will come later.

You know your child best, and you realize that these pre-kindergarten years are extraordinary. You begin to prepare a child to read by regularly engaging in three core activities you already do with your toddler or preschool child. These are the simple, big early literacy ideas in this book: you engage in great conversations, you engage him in read-alouds, and you build his ability to listen and hear sounds.

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A Must Read Handbook!
Anytime Reading Readiness is a must-read handbook for parents to put the fun back into learning to read without the STRESS! Learn why conversations are key, how reading aloud has been reinvented, and when listening skills grow with word play! Any time is the right time to teach reading readiness! . . . Stacey Kannenberg, author of the "Let's Get Ready" series.

Cathy Miller is a genius
What, in the end, she is telling us with this wonderful book is that, spending time with your child, and allowing learning to evolve through play, is the surest way to create intellectually curious learners. Hooray! --Carmen Agra Deedy, award-winning children s author and storyteller

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This is just about the best book on the market for helping parents get children ready to read; practical, easy-to-use strategies support great parent-child interactions. --Susan B. Neuman, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education

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