Back to school reading success is often centered around reading or the perceptions of how well a student is or isn’t reading. Dr. Bart Rossi joins WINK NEWS to discuss if these are the right metrics, and if so, how to help your child excel.
According to Dr. Bart Rossi, PhD., a career psychologist, he never liked reading books. “I’ve always preferred short stories or articles, good in-depth articles that provide substance,” he says.
Back to school reading success has a lot to do with how active kids are outside of school. Dr. Rossi says. But it should be things they like, topics that engage their minds and get them excited. You want them to love reading, so what’s most important is not what they read, but that they read.
Also, he notes, parents are often too focused on when kids are reading, and at what grade level.
Firstly, he says, “read to your children from the earliest ages.”
Secondly, he suggests that you don’t pressure them or stress yourself at what grade-level your child is reading. ” Some kids excel from as early as 3 or 4, others don’t catch up until 7 or 8.”