Watch & Reflect

The following documentaries take a deeper look at child literacy, why early learning experiences matter for the brain, and what cognitive scientists have learned about how children should learn to read.  

What the Words Say

At a Loss for Words: What’s wrong with how schools teach reading

Brain Matters documentary | Early Childhood Development

Reflection Questions

  • Who is responsible for ensuring children have an optimal environment for proper brain development? 
  • How can schools and districts address the knowledge gap that exists on how children learn to read?
  • Some parents do not have the resources to intervene and provide supplemental instruction at home when their child is struggling to learn how to read. What resources and programs should be offered in these situations, and how can Engage Dallas support these initiatives?

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