Episode 158: Clarkie Doster – Helping You Get Your Kids to Read

Clarkie Doster is passionate about helping our kids read and write. She has a website called Reading and Writing Matters, is a teacher and private tutor, and has two kids. Clarkie is on a mission to help parents, caregivers, and teachers become the team they need to be while also giving parents and caregivers the tools and inspiration necessary to guide their children’s thinking and communication in a critical, thoughtful direction while developing more connected family relationships and decreasing stress.

What we talked about:

3:00- Introduction to Clarkie and her family

7:35- Clarkie’s passion for teaching kids to read and write

12:30- Encouraging reading and writing in families

15:15- Finding your child’s reading level

18:20- Getting your child to enjoy reading

20:15- Reading challenges

26:00- Encouraging reading through book clubs with your kids friends

29:50- Finding a reading tutor for your child

33:00- Writing exercises for kids

34:30- The impact of reading and writing on critical thinking skills

39:25- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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