ERIC Number: EJ975982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Growing Young Gifted Readers
Wood, Patricia F.
Understanding Our Gifted, v21 n3 p6-8 Spr 2009
There is great pressure on parents to teach children to read as early as possible. In reality, precocious (early advanced) readers seem to almost master the skill on their own, without the assistance of highly touted, commercially available programs. The 18-month-old toddler who names the letters on alphabet blocks; or the 26-month-old who can read cereal boxes, billboards, and road signs; or the 34-month-old who has made her way through Dr. Seuss books are examples of precocious readers. What should parents do when they discover that their child is an early reader? How might teachers foster reading development in children who come to kindergarten or 1st grade with advanced reading skills? This article offers tips for both parents and teachers in meeting the needs of a young gifted reader.
Descriptors: Gifted, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Parents, Parent Role, Early Reading, Young Children, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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