Parents: What you need to know about social studies reading for kids
More than two-thirds of all children in the United States are taught reading at home, according to a study from the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, but that’s not always what parents think about.
“There is a lot of misunderstanding and a lot that is based on misconceptions,” says Elizabeth Raskin, chief executive officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Raskins study, conducted last year and published online in the journal Child Development, found that parents and teachers who are “socially literate” and “engaged in social interaction” have greater support for their children’s reading abilities. “
People who have this idea that social science is about learning don’t realize that social skills are also important.”
Raskins study, conducted last year and published online in the journal Child Development, found that parents and teachers who are “socially literate” and “engaged in social interaction” have greater support for their children’s reading abilities.
In addition, they are more likely to say they are concerned about their child’s social skills and that they feel their child “is having a hard time learning because they aren’t reading enough.”
Parents who are engaged in social engagement, Raskiks study found, are more than twice as likely as non-parents to say their child is reading too much or too little, but they also have similar levels of support for social skills.
“The key here is engagement and engagement and it’s very important,” Raskín says.
“In general, parents feel that they are helping their child and are helping them to be successful in life.
They are giving them encouragement and support to make the most of their learning.”
But there are differences in how parents view social studies skills for their kids.
Parents who engage in social activity with their children tend to have the highest levels of involvement.
“Parents who engage more often in social activities are more engaged and have greater expectations for their child,” Rasser says.
A second study by Raskas colleagues at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work found that students who read to their kids at home also were more likely than those who didn’t to report having “too much” social interaction.
That’s true even for students who are learning in grade school.
“For some kids, reading is a very powerful tool in terms of developing critical thinking skills and social skills,” Ratchars study found.
“But for some kids it’s just not enough.”
The study was conducted among 1,726 students aged 4 to 17, and it found that only about 10 percent of those surveyed said their kids were learning to read at home.
That number was even lower among those who attended schools that are highly engaged in academic instruction.
“That’s why I think the more we can engage with kids, the more they’ll be reading and developing social skills, which is a really powerful tool,” Rachars says.
But parents may not always feel comfortable doing that, because they feel like it’s not their responsibility.
“What you can’t do is say ‘we’re going to make your child do it all by themselves,’ ” Raskino says.
So, parents may have to work on this together to figure out how they can help their kids become better readers.
“They’re really looking at the individual child and their strengths and strengths and weaknesses and strengths,” Rakins study found as well.
“We have to talk about how we can help each other.” “
You have to be able to work together to help,” she adds.
“We have to talk about how we can help each other.”
The AAP recommends that parents get together with their child in a group setting to discuss their childs social skills in order to develop and maintain the necessary social skills they need to read.
The organization also recommends that teachers be aware of how their students are reading.
“I think we all know there’s not a lot more that can be done for our children to improve their reading skills, but we need to be prepared to do something to help them do that,” Rokas said.
“It’s important to remember that social literacy is a skill that kids can acquire, it’s a skill they need and it can’t be taught.
It can be developed.
It’s a lifelong skill.”
To read more about reading for children, visit www.childdevelopment.org/reading.