• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Reading to Kids

    May 29th, 2018
    kids
    There are a range of ways people read to kids, and I think it's good to have variety:
    • Reading in an entertaining way, trying to make it as fun as possible for them. Voices etc.
    • Leaving pauses for them to fill in words or phrases they've memorized or can guess.
    • Stopping frequently to ask them questions about what's happening, asking about details of pictures, asking about counterfactuals.
    • When reading a new book, ask them to guess what's happening next.
    • Once they start learning to read, or at least learning letters, see if they can read little bits. Can you find any 'o's? Is this word 'foo' or 'bar'?
    One thing I haven't heard people do or recommend, though, is reading really fast. [1] I stumbled into this one time when I was curious how fast Lily would let me read, but they seem to like it. It also seems like it ought to be good practice for them in pretty core skills.

    I don't know how much their comprehension drops when I do this; I definitely make more mistakes and I suspect they miss some things. I could read novel stories and ask reading comprehension questions, but I suspect they'd be uncooperative.


    [1] Timing it, it seems like about 1.7x what I'd normally do: example recording.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Interview with Kat Woods: decision-making about having kids

    Realizing what you don't want The post Interview with Kat Woods: decision-making about having kids appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise July 5, 2022

    Decision theory and dynamic inconsistency

    Here is my current take on decision theory: When making a decision after observing X, we should condition (or causally intervene) on statements like “My decision algorithm outputs Y after observing X.” Updating seems like a description of something you do…

    via The sideways view July 3, 2022

    10x (engineer, context) pairs

    Your actual output depends on a lot more than just how quickly you finish a given programming task. Everything besides the literal coding depends deeply on the way you interact with the organization around you.

    via benkuhn.net June 9, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact