Saturday, May 1, 2010

Turn off your voice and listen to theirs!

A great reminder for teachers and parents when helping your child with comprehension... turn off your voice and let the child do the thinking/talking. Too many times we answer questions we ask to children. They are smarter than we think and they need the opportunities to use their voice.

When your child says something, react to and answer questions... Try not to repeat what they say, it is counter productive.


  1. Hi! Poppin' in from Friday Follow to be your newest Follower! Have a wonderful weekend and pop by my blog if you get a chance. I love new followers! :)

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  2. Hi there,

    I am a kindergarten teacher with an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and my reading certification. Wait a minute. I follow another of your blogs. Don't you blog about recipes? I will definitely have to follow this one too.

  3. Visiting and following from Friday Follow. You are so right that they are smarter than we think. Hope you’re having a great weekend thus far.

    ~ Lynn

  4. Follow from Friday Follow;
    Would love to get follow back at;
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Found you through FF. I became a new follower. I am a former teacher and now a stay at home dad. My blog celebrates children's authors on their birthdays. It started by documenting what I did when I taught reading, but now it is about my reading adventures with my two kids.

    Come by my blog:

  6. Hello from! I am a special ed teacher turned SAHM and love, love, love teaching children to read! Loving your blog and look forward to following!