Day 10 – 10 out of 10 – That’s the rating we’ve given Family Educator Marie Huey for her recent guest blog post for the Twin Cities chapter of Young Education Professionals. Marie wrote poignantly about the challenges of changing ingrained practices and mindsets when it comes to teaching a young child the literacy skills he or she needs to succeed.
“Many of the houses I visit are too quiet,” Marie wrote. “Parents aren’t having enough conversations with their children.”
“I’ve observed that for many families, learning looks like sitting still in a chair,” she continued. “It sounds like memorizing and reciting facts. It means writing every word perfectly on the first try. But studies show children learn through playing, experimenting, imagining, conversing.”
To support the work that Marie and other Family Educators are doing to bring literacy and numeracy into the homes of the families we serve, click here to contribute online or phone Melissa Meyer at 612 874-4740.