Our brains are amazing!
When we read or learn something of interest to us, we build on last week’s strategy: connection. We already have some information about this topic of interest. PLUS- we care enough to want to learn it.
The more we are interested, the more likely we are to understand and remember what we are reading.
The more we can let our child choose what they want to read, the more they will want to read. This will lead them to understanding more of what they read AND getting better at actually reading.
The more our children understand and the more easily they are able to read, the more confidence they gain in their reading. So much WIN!!!