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 “Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King, Author

f you are the parent hoping –

your child will pick up a book – or

even look at one – or

at least not actively run away from one – or

understand a single line of what they are reading –

while the other kids in class seem to be running through libraries of Newbery Award winning novels – erm, this newsletter is just for you!

Yup, it’s not just your child, and what’s more important – I am going to say this once, so please listen [actually I am going to say this many times, but listen anyway] 

READING COMPREHENSION HAS NOTHING TO DO YOU WITH YOUR CHILD’S INTELLIGENCE.

And

NO MATTER WHERE YOUR CHILD IS TODAY, THEY ABSOLUTELY CAN READ AGE APPROPRIATE LITERATURE. 

What is age-appropriate may need a bit of understanding. My son, Sid was this snobbish reader [despite not actually being able to read in a conventional way] – you know, only award winning books and all that.

As of today (at the prime age of 15.5), he refuses to move from the romance genre (queer romance is his favorite right now). 

What I have learned over the years is – if you include some critical steps in your child’s reading journey, you can simplify the process so much.

That’s why I interviewed Dr. Marnie Ginsberg – reading detective – for today’s podcast
[Click on Episode 106].

And while this episode focuses on one aspect of reading, if you want a journey for your child who is Autistic / has Down Syndrome / or is diagnosed with a learning disability, make sure to download this guide along with the podcast.

And just a reminder, your child is smart – whether anyone believes in them or not (hopefully they do).

Onward my friend,

Vaish