So, who do I think I am? I hope that I am a catalyst that will inspire change in our homes and in our classrooms so that children of all ages and backgrounds will fall in love with reading and learn to use the printed word to think, grow, and challenge the status quo.
How will I accomplish this, you ask? Well, it is my deepest hope that this book will help you to think as a child thinks. This book, which highlights 60 years of cognitive, developmental research (and lighter anecdotal evidence!), is based on this research. I hope that this insight will alleviate some of the frustration that we often experience when we try to teach our children. Together we can look at the learning process through a child’s eyes and more fully appreciate how children think, learn, and process information within the context of learning to read and comprehend the written word.
Remember, their brains are different from our brains. They don’t think, speak, or learn like we do. Let’s learn from their perspective so we can appreciate why “this may be difficult to read” . . .