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Teaching your child to read

Topic: Teaching your child to read


Because of Youtube, my children learned the ABC, the shapes, numbers and everything without me teaching them. But teaching my child how to read is something that I know my child will really need my guidance.

And as a new mom I know it will be challenging for us to teach them to read. Because it will actually need a lot of patient and time.

And here are some steps on how to teach your child to read:

1. Read to your child - It is not only  a special bonding between you and your child but also it instills in her a love for book.

2. Ask questions - It is not only great for encouraging your child to interact with the book but it also effective in developing his ability to comprehend what he is reading.

3. Be a good example - Even if your child is fascinated in reading books this fascination is can be easily be gone if he doesn't see anyone in your home as a reading model. So even if you are not an avid reader yourself, make a conscious effort to let your children see you reading at least a few minutes a day.

4. Identify letters in natural settings -  At around age of 2 1/2 your child will start asking the letters. And that is how they learned to spell. I remember my child sometimes asking me about a signage. She said "Mama why is there an ABC there" (she was actually referring to the letters on the signage). In technical term that is called environmental print.