Let’s help our kids learn to read
Johnston County has amazing resources that can help parents pave the way for our children to become successful readers. It is vital that parents play a role in educating our children, but often this can be an intimidating responsibility.
It seems that parents rely on teachers to do the teaching. This sadly allows the parents to take a backseat.
I recently completed a 12-week course called Motheread through the Partnership for Children of Johnston County. Motheread is a private, nonprofit organization that equips adults with the ability to read effectively to their children and introduce them to skills needed to not only read but communicate effectively. This course reminds us of simple things like being aware of tone and pitch and how they affect the story and promote interest.
Personally, this course opened my eyes as a parent to the endless benefits of reading. Not only are we telling a story, but we are teaching children how to apply what we read to real-life situations.
From different styles of writing to story extenders that allow us to bring the book to life, the sky is the limit. In short, we are helping to lay the foundation needed for our children to learn to read successfully upon entering school.
Motheread’s website sums it up very simply: “Literacy changes lives; Motheread changes literacy.”
I challenge your readers with children to take a chance. Take advantage of this free course and get on board with our teachers in helping teach our children. Anyone interested in the Motheread program can contact the Partnership for Children of Johnston County. I’m glad I did.