10 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Read: Week 8

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Word Families Word families are simply words that rhyme. Teaching children word families is a phonemic awareness activity that helps children see patterns in reading. This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters within a word. The first part of a word is called the onset […]

10 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Read: Week 6

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    Week 6 Reading for Meaning with Your Child   Reading with comprehension means understanding what’s been read. It takes practice, time, and patience to develop reading comprehension skills. Families can play an important role in helping a child learn to read for understanding. Reading for meaning is the most important component of learning […]

10 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Read: Week 5

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  Week 5 Use activities involving all senses Use all the Senses to teach reading. This involves Saying, Seeing And Touching.Reading Is More Than A Technique. It’s A Learned Skill. The senses are very important for learning. Our eyes, ears, taste buds, nose and skin are truly windows to the world. They help us know […]

10 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Read: Week 4

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Week 4 Identify environmental print Environmental Print is the print of everyday life: The symbols, signs, numbers, and colours found in McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, 7-Up etc offer excellent starting points for young children to begin to learn to read, write, and do math. Children have a concrete connection to everyday print. They “read” it within […]

10 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Read: Week 3

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Books to the ceiling. Books to the sky. My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them. ~ Arnold Lobel Week 3 Be a Reading Role Model The best role models are in the home and includes […]

10 Simple Ways to Teach your Child to Read: Week 2

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  Week 2 Asking Questions “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ~Marilyn Jager Adams Our main priority in teaching children to read is for them to comprehend WHAT they are reading. Even children who […]

10 Simple Ways to Teach your Child to Read : Week1

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Week 1  READ TO YOUR CHILD ‘Children are made readers on the laps of their parents’     Teaching your child to read is a process that literally begins at infancy. Begin to read to your child as soon as you can. At just a few months of age, an infant can look at pictures, listen to your voice, and […]