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Give your child the gift of early, effortless, and
lifelong literacy.

Excerpts from the book

“Becoming a native reader is a joyful, creative and
social experience, just as learning to talk is joyful,
creative and social. The techniques of native reading
subtly structure just a small portion of your child’s
natural play and interaction with you. But with this
subtle structure, the native-reading techniques do
something powerful: the fundamental correlation of
written and spoken language becomes apparent, even obvious, for your child.
When this happens something amazing results. Your child’s normal play
becomes sufficiently rich in correlations between spoken and written language
so that a critical threshold of natural understanding is then reached. Beyond this
critical threshold, reading is transformed into a spontaneous skill that children
effortlessly acquire in the course of their play.”

“Learning to read early makes sense because it is natural to learn to talk early in
childhood. Talking is generally mastered between the ages of one and three
(although the neural foundations of learning speech do start during the first
months of life). The benefit of native reading is that it harnesses this natural
developmental window, and uses it to learn the deeply-related skill of reading
right along with talking. By doing this early, deep neural connections will be
made between the naturally-acquired oral language and the deeply-related, but
unnaturally abstract, act of reading. Doing this makes reading a less abstract
and more natural skill. Reading becomes natively known, just as the ability to
talk and to understand speech is known natively. A native reader has a ‘mother
tongue’ not only in the spoken language, but also, deeply, in the written
Chapter 1
  Introduction to Native Reading
Chapter 2
  The Correlation Method of Native Reading
Chapter 3
  Learning to be a Native Reader is Fun!
Chapter 4
  Creating the Native-reading Environment:
12 Techniques to Promote Native Reading for Your Child
Chapter 5
  Early Signs of Success, Seeing Your Child’s Progress
Chapter 6
  Some Common Misconceptions About Native Reading
Chapter 7
  Can Native Reading Prevent Dyslexia?
Chapter 8
  What Native Reading Will Give to Your Child
Notes to the Text
Acknowledgements and Biographical Note  
Native Reading Contents
(Chapters 1 and 7 are available to sample online)
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Copyright © 2008 Timothy D. Kailing. All rights reserved.

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