Color Your Child’s Reading Skills
It is time to check in on your child’s reading skills and their reading ability level, parents. Reading is the foundation to your child’s success in school and in life.
Color is everywhere. It adds vibrancy to our everyday lives. Did you know that color is an invaluable tool for reading success?
Don’t color me crazy! The brain remembers color first. Color activates the memory! http://www.funderstanding.com/brain/your-brain-on-color/
As a Reading Specialist, I know that white paper with black text under bright lighting is a hurdle for many struggling readers. Add color filters over the text and surprise…better ability to read and comprehend!
- Does your child have trouble discerning the print on a page?
- Does your child skip words when reading because they don’t see them?
- Does your child have trouble remembering and comprehending what they have read?
Sprinkle a little color on your child’s reading!
- Write on a color paper [on your computer, create lines and print these lines on your colored paper!]
- Use colored pens
- Write assignments or other lists in color. Instead of crossing them off when completed, color them and notice how much faster things get done.
- Try a variety of color testing gels to see which color(s) work best. Then you can order an individual sheet of these colors. Go to http://www.funderstanding.com/brain/your-brain-on-color/ for ordering information as these test gels and individual sheets aren’t available in the general market.
- Use more than one color of highlighter
- As a Reading Specialist, to help with decoding, vowels were colored in red and consonants were in blue!
- Take notes in color
What is the take away? Color paper, Color filters, and Color pens make a winning team! Help struggling readers through color.
Buckaroo Buckeye is excited for the New Year!