Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Solid Foundation

Learning to read involves practice, practice, and more practice. A healthy blend of phonics and sight words lays a good solid foundation for learning to read. Playing short vowel games helps kids understand those sounds that can be hard for some kids to master. If your child is a right-brained visual learner, then you might want to consider online flash animation games, charts, graphs, use of colors…to stimulate them.

Let your child read into a recorder so they can hear themselves. Have them practice by reading to a younger sibling, their pet, or a stuffed animal or doll. Create language experience stories with your child. Help them write the stories down. Encourage them to practice reading those stories. Have one night every month or so where your child reads a short story to the whole family.
Just keep practicing, practicing, and practicing!