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The Dos and Don'ts of Teaching Children How to Read

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In part three of 'How to Choose a Great School,' Peg Tyre shares what kids should be learning in preschool and elementary school. A few years ago, there was a late-night infomercial advertising a method of teaching reading to babies. For about two minutes, this guy promoted a miraculous way of getting your still-in-diapers baby to read. From what I could tell, he seemed to be doing it with repetition and flashcards, but at one point, he held up a flashcard that said, "shoulder," and this bright-eyed kid touched her shoulder. Reading!

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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx