February 19, 2009

Suggestion to Increase Reading Comprehension

One of the neatest things about homeschooling is accompanying my children on their journey of self-discovery. Today, JBug found a solution and I am proud of her. She loves to read. In fact, more often than not, you will find her with a book in her hand. But she reads very fast, and sometimes will miss details. She will end up rereading to catch what she missed the first time. Up until now, this has been a problem. But she discovered finger knitting. And now, she can read and finger knit at the same time. This slows her reading substantially, and her comprehension has really increased.

I love that she figured this out all on her own. Hope it helps someone else. I certainly wouldn't have thought of it! (And added bonus...it is good motor practice and easy enough for my 7 year old to do, with a bit of practice.)

T, who used to read really fast, but slowed down over the years, because reading is relaxing

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Great Idea! I'll have to try that with my Bug. I have a Bear too...interesting coincidence, huh? ;-)