Learning to Read in Your Native Language First

Did You Know?

According to research presented in the 2006 edition of Reading and Learning to Read, “children who receive instruction in their native language learn to read English more easily.  Children transfer the knowledge of what it means to read readily from one language to another.”  For those of us overseas, then, this means that our children will learn to read the local language more easily after they first learn to read their native language (English, Spanish, etc.).

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