An interview with Meredith McNamara and Courtney Hanna-McNamara
As a parent whose young child was recently diagnosed with dyslexia, I REALLY hate the advice to just “read to your child” and “fill your house with books.” I am a librarian and my husband is a professor. We’ve been reading to our kid since day one. Yet she still struggles. A little more empathy and acknowledgment for parents trying their best would have been nice in this piece...
I love thinking about letting our kids see us begin to learn something. Such a great piece of advice!
It seems to be clicking for my 6.5 yo as he is starting 1st grade. 1st grade was a magical year for me where I went from rudimentary reading skills to reading any chapter book I wanted and I want this for him too. My 4 yo loves reading at bedtime and in the morning and I try to always have a book in our bag when we go anywhere. They are surrounded by books, I am actually in 2 book clubs and prioritize meeting with friends to talk about books. My husband reads to them but still gets frustrated when reading full books to himself and it makes me sad he doesn’t seem to enjoy reading books- he reads lot of articles and I’m wondering if we found more audiobooks it would help him love reading again. His grandma was a career English teacher and I never got to know her before her death shortly after our marriage.