Teaching a Ba by to Read

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TEACHING YOUR BABY TO READ by Madeleine Fitzpatrick

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CONTENTS
FOREWORD..................................................................................... i

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION...................................................

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I don’t believe it!.................................................................. 1 Why teach babies to read?.................................................. 1 Shouldn’t I teach the alphabet first?..................................... 2 What if my baby doesn’t enjoy reading?............................... 2 What are the learning methods for babies?.......................... 2

Chapter 2: WHY TEACH READING EARLY?........................... 3
Babies are linguistic geniuses.............................................. 4 Isn’t learning to read supposed to be difficult?..................... 5 From speaking to reading … a giant leap?........................... 6 Reading’s place in history.................................................... 7 The promise of early reading................................................ 8 Early reading can prevent dyslexia....................................... 9

Chapter 3: WHOLE LANGUAGE VS PHONICS......................

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Why teach whole language?................................................ 13 Why teach phonics?............................................................ 14 The dyslexia debate............................................................ 16 The voice in the head.......................................................... 17 Earlier is easier.................................................................... 18 Summing up....................................................................... 21

Chapter 4: FLASH…...

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