Category Archives: parent

Buffalo News Blog: When Should Kids Start Reading?

It’s never too early to start reading to your children. That’s one of the lessons Mary McVee – the key source for today’s WNY Refresh cover story on teaching kids to read – hopes parents will take to heart.  “One of the things people will often think is that there isn’t a reason to read to their child until a child is 2 or 3 or preschool age, or at least a toddler, but you can start reading to a child before they’re born….

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UB News Release: More Children Get Reading Help This Summer, Thanks to Booming UB Graduate Program

More than twice as many Western New York children are receiving instruction in reading his summer from the University at Buffalo as have in the past, thanks to a booming literacy-specialist program at the UB Graduate School of Education.  More than 150 children in Maryvale, Amherst districts are enrolled.

“Whereas in past years, we typically would have 60 to 80 children in our programs, now we are serving 159 children in grades K-6 at the two sites,” explains Jennifer Schiller, site director of the UB Summer Literacy Program, who says the increase in students largely resulted from the tough economy and trends toward specialization among teachers…

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