September 2016

posted Sep 4, 2016, 11:19 PM by Alvin Yen
Dear Parents:

I hope you and your little ones are both adjusting to the new school hours and routines! As we step into the first full month of school, I would like to share some pointers on reading together with your little ones at home.

We all want to read to our little ones at home, especially for Preschool and Kindergarten age. It can be tricky sometimes regarding how to read to them (or just let them flip through it independently?). Instead of just open up a book and read to them, there are a few things that you can do before jumping into the actual story. 

You can first check out the cover of the book together (A good question would be "What do you think the story will be about?"). Second, before start reading it page by page, flip through it quickly and check out the pictures together (You can ask your little one "What do you think might happen next?"). Third, don't forget to praise your little one for attempting to make predictions (Something like "Great idea! I can tell you used the pictures to help you guess what might happen next!"). Last, comment on how interested you are to learn what does happen in the story (You can say something like "I'm excited to see if any of our guesses were right, let's read to find out!").

Reading is something that takes up a long time to develop. It is never too late to grab a book and sit with your child to read. We will talk more about what you can do when reading to your child next month.

Below is the Principal's Note for September. As always, I marked up all important dates and my book of the month as well as some more useful tips to share with you. Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions!

Mr. Yen