There are many benefits for both caregivers and their children in using our literacy resources.
We have seen and experienced children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers enjoying their time together while also learning. We would love to share some of these with you, and to let you know there can be many rewards with a little patience and time.
1. Greater Harmony
Greater harmony can be achieved between caregivers and a child because the caregivers are more involved and hands-on. One of the most enjoyable, relaxing times of the day can be when you switch off the television and read a book with your children. Make it a family time. Go further… leave the television off and play some games with the whole family.
2. Caregivers' Literacy Improves
Caregivers tell us that their own reading and spelling improves markedly while teaching this programme! Many parents today forgo the joys of reading, saying “I’m too busy to read.”
Too busy? Really? Nothing beats curling up with an engrossing book. Revolutionise your life. Be peaceful, quiet. Learn how to help one of your children and you will know how to help your other children.
3. Less Pressure
Caregivers often mention that there is much less ‘homework pressure’ when they have learnt how to help. Parents can now be confident that they are using the correct teaching techniques.
Make sure to read the relevant Reading and Spelling Made Simple books in order to be very familiar with the programme, and to absorb the principles involved in how children learn to read and write.
4. Help Develop A Love Of Reading
Encourage children to read an interesting book silently, in bed, before going to sleep. Help them choose a book, and start by reading it aloud to them. Stop at an interesting part and let your learner read the rest of the chapter or story to themselves. It helps if you skim the whole chapter or story before you read aloud to them, so that you know the best parts for them to read.