Workbook for Basic Phonics: Words & Reading for Pre-K–1 to Complement Other Educational Programs
Recent research confirms that the first five years are particularly important for the development of the child’s brain, and the first three years are the most critical in shaping the child’s brain architecture. With this in mind, Melvine Groves allows parents to have a handy guide in teaching their young ones or getting them ready to enter the exciting world of reading.
Many things inspired me to write Melvine's Living Poems. They are a collection of my experiences, joyful reminders, and thoughtful concerns.
As a parent and retired educator, I have experienced many feelings that have been shared and explained between parents, children, and teachers. As a mother and caregiver of two, I continued to find feelings very much related to our unique encounters and discoveries.
For 25 years, Melvine Groves greatly enjoyed teaching K to fourth grades, until 2012, when she retired. Her class sizes were up to 28. It is, and was, rewarding for her to have been and to be a part of children learning and children having successful beginning reading experiences.