What Children Need to Learn to Read – the complete parent’s guide to ensuring literacy, a love of reading, and school readiness by Michelle Vallene is a book dedicated to help parents of young children explore the world of reading. The book focuses on language development from birth through the early grades. It has a handy checklist for parents for the different age groups, as well as a children’s checklist for parents to see where they’re child may be at. The book is simple to read and has tons of ideas, songs and rhymes for you to use. I loved all the ideas and activities to use with my preschoolers. Since I teach students of so many different ability levels, I really liked that I could flip around the book and find activities and ideas for each child I have in my class that fits their developmental level. Parents also need to remember that every child is different and may develop differently, so make sure to find where your child is at so as not to frustrate them or bore them. My students loved the music CD that came with the book. We had fun singing along to the songs. Overall, this is a great resource to have and is going to be a part of my collection of resources.
About The Author
Michelle Vallene has a teaching degree with specialties in both reading and English. While raising her three children, she started a successful education business, Learners Lane, beginning with reading classes out of her home. Due to the large demand for the reading programs, the classes were moved out of her home and continue to run at local elementary schools and community centers. Michelle wrote the recently published book, What Children Need to Learn to READ – The Complete Parent’s Guide to Ensuring Literacy, a Love of Reading, and School Readiness – Birth through the Early Grades Edition. The book has gotten rave reviews and has already helped many families build a strong foundation for reading success. The book is a finalist in the Foreword 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the Parenting Category. Michelle is on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Foundation for Early Learning. She also currently teaches part-time as a reading and math specialist and is a professional speaker. Michelle has also been featured in newspapers, on websites, and on many radio shows around the country and in Canada.
Michelle Vallene is also the President and founder of Learners Lane. A company dedicated to helping parents, grandparents and caregivers help their children find the love of reading. There are some great downloads and products on the website so make sure you stop by and check it out. You can also purchase a copy of the book there.
Michelle Vallene is kindly sponsoring this giveaway. 1 lucky reader will win a copy of the book: What Children Need to Learn to READ – The Complete Parent’s Guide to Ensuring Literacy, a Love of Reading, and School Readiness – Birth through the Early Grades Edition. Enter the giveaway below. Giveaway is open to US residents 18+ and ends on 3/24/12 at 12.01am EST. Please see the terms and conditions for more information.