Tag Archives: literacy

Child’s Voice staff and families enjoy “Read Around Town” event

CHILD’S VOICE STUDENTS ON THE ROAD TO READING On Saturday, the Child’s Voice Read Around Town Program hosted dozens of parents and children for the “Road to Reading” literacy workshop. This event featured four pit stops for families to learn about different reading components. The pit stops focused on reading strategies, comprehension, sight words, phonics, […]

Book Sorters Needed

Book Sort Volunteers Needed! A message from our friends at CHOICES for Parents Mark April 26th on your calendar and plan to join us in Hodgkins, IL (near 294/55) to sort though 1000’s of books.  With your help, these books keep the READ Day Program running and growing every year.  And now we’ve expanded to the […]

Lovin’ Literacy – Tips on Decoding for Early Readers

Reading is a process, and once students have the knowledge of letters and letter sounds, they can start to decode on their own.  When your child is reading independently, it is important for them to have a process for sounding out “tricky words”.  Here are some strategies you can practice at home: Start to say […]

Books make great holiday gifts!

The holidays are quickly approaching and it is time to think about gift giving.  Books make great gifts for children of all ages.  You could choose books about the holidays or your child’s favorite character.  Books are a wonderful way to develop your child’s vocabulary, language and world knowledge. What should you look for in […]

Lovin’ Literacy – Are you asking the right questions?

Are you asking the right questions when reading with your child?  Good readers are active readers.  As you move from ‘learning to read’ into ‘reading to learn’,  make sure you understand the meaning of the text. It is important to ask questions before, during and after reading.  Here are some examples of questions you can ask in […]


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Lovin’ Literacy – May 2017

Lovin’ Literacy – May 2017 Developing a Love of Reading At Child’s Voice, we assess our students using Fountas and Pinnell, which is an A-Z leveling system. Reading level is a tool used to gauge where a student is reading independently. Knowing at which level a child is reading is important to help encourage them […]

Speech & Hearing Month – Comprehension

This month is Better Hearing & Speech Month so we will be posting some interesting information on listening and speaking skills, two subjects near-and-dear to Child’s Voice.  This article focuses on Checking for Comprehension of Verbal Words in Babies and Toddlers.  Our EI staff focuses on this each day with our toddlers. We know a […]

Lovin’ Literacy – February 2017

Repeat After Me February is full of fun and our favorite authors! On February 16th, New York Times Best-selling author Eric Litwin is visiting Child’s Voice. He will bring his unique blend of stories, music and fun! Here is an article about the great benefit of “Pete the Cat” stories.  Other books by Mr. Eric include […]

A Love for Reading

When I was younger my mother worked in our local library. She was an avid reader and passed the love of books and reading on to me and my siblings. In fact my brother majored in English Literature in college. In any case, my mother would bring home used books from the library’s book sale. […]