In our previous post, we evaluated our reading worldview and the foundation for trading-in our default forgetfulness for strong reading habits. For illustration, I will use Daniel DeFoe’s classic, The Swiss Family Robinson, for practical tips on training children to remember what they read. Draw Pictures Research has suggested the memory retains images better
“You and I remember only what we know, and we know only what we remember.”1 This quote, hidden between the black cover ends of a 1943 book bearing the title How to Remember Names and Faces by Robert H. Nutt, has challenged my approach to reading. As an avid reader who relies on the
In part two, we covered the “how” of prepping Mom for the missionary-tested education method, Tell THE Story (TTS). This article will dive into helping the children engage in the stories (with the links we’ve referenced for further study provided once again at the end). Prepping the Children for the Story Repetition and accuracy
Part one covered the “what”; now we will discover the “how” behind the powerfully educational Tell THE Story (TTS) method used by Christian missionaries across the globe. By the end of this article, you will learn how to prep yourself for TTS and be eager to learn how to prep your children—especially after exploring
What is the most effective education method of all time? Thousands of years before screens and curriculums, storytelling was the learning methodology of choice. As mankind’s oldest and most effective form of education, storytelling put flesh on the dry bones of history’s names, events, and dates, often happening around the family fire after a
Listening to one of my parents read aloud on chilly winter evenings ranks as most cherished in my childhood hall of memories. With five sisters, we quickly developed a ranking of our family favorites. Here, I’m going to share our top ten with you, which have endeared themselves to us not only for their
When the wind blows cold and the snow falls deep, gathering the family around the living room to read aloud stories that have stood the test of time is a great way to make memories. Though I grew up with only one brother, we still heard our share of boy favorites. These tales rank
“We’re sorry, but that’s what we decided. You’ll have to tell Cassie that we don’t think it’s best for you to sit with them.” I still remember the disappointment my parents’ decision caused me as a young teen. With few girls my age, the ache in my heart for friendship was a continual one.