Various Speed Reading Techniques
by Melvin Ng
The ability to speed read is an important skill
in today's world, where - whether we are students
or at work - we are often expected to read hefty
amounts of materials on a daily basis. As a result,
improving your speed reading technique is something
each and every one of us should not only do, but
maintain. What, then, are speed reading techniques?
Visiting the Library
by Anil Vij
Libraries offer more than books. They are places of learning
and discovery for everyone. Ask at the library about getting
a library card in your child's name and, if you don't
already have one, get a card for yourself.
Introduce yourself and your child to your librarian. Librarians
can help you to select the best books that are both fun
and suitable for your child's age level. They can also
show you the other programs and services the library
has to offer.
Books . . . and More
In addition to a wealth of books, your library most likely
will have tapes and CDs of books, musical CDs and tapes,movies,
computers that you can use, and many more resources.
You also might find books in languages other than English,or
programs to help adults improve their reading. If you
would like reading help for yourself or your family, check
with the librarian about literacy programs in your community.
Supervised Story Times
Babies and toddlers.
Many libraries have group story hours that are short and
geared to the attention spans of the children. During
story hour, child sits in your lap, and both of you can
join in the story. The storyteller also may show you fingerplays
rhythm activities. The storyteller also may give you tips
and handouts that you can use for your own home story
The library may offer these story hours more than once
a week. For these story hours, you and your child usually
read several books on the same topic. You might play games,
sing songs, use puppets, or do other activities that are
connected to that topic. You also may get ideas for books
to read and other things to do with your child at home.
Families can read together, or they may join in a story
told by the library storyteller. Some libraries also set
up family activities around the
readings, including crafts and art projects and watching
After the school year is over, some children may forget
what they have learned about reading. Libraries help keep
children interested in reading by offering summer programs.
Children from early elementary school to high school read
books on their own. A teacher or librarian may give a
child a diary or log in which he writes what he read during
the summer. And, because reading aloud is so important
promoting a love of reading, many libraries offer "Read-to-Me"
clubs for preschool and younger children.
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