>> Feb 26, 2014
Four Tips in Getting Your Child Ready to Read -Every child is going to be ready to read at a different age. There are some youngsters that are starting to read books at the early age of 3 while others struggle and have a hard time reading even simple words at age 6 or 7. No matter what your child's natural abilities when it comes to reading, you can speed up his readiness to a certain degree by following the recommendations below.
1. Read to your child
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Take the time to read a book to your child and schedule it as a regular event. A lot of parents use bedtime as an opportunity to read to their children to wind down a long day of activity. Whether you are reading to your child in the evening or picking up a book at a regular time during the day, it will benefit your child immensely.
As you are reading along, use your fingers to follow the words. Your child will naturally follow along with your finger while absorbing the words and the letters. Sometimes, the child will want to move his fingers along with you as you read. This should be encouraged. It will help to teach your child that spaces between the words means something and will help him later when it's time for him to recognize letters.
2. Letter games
What child can turn down the chance to play a game with his parents? There are many different letter and word games available on the market that your child will love. You'll get to love them too once you get started playing with your child. It's a fantastic opportunity to create some bonding time with your child while at the same time providing him with a love of learning.
Educational games that are fun can stimulate your child and teach him that learning doesn't have to be a chore. It's especially important to teach your child at an early age that learning for the sake of learning itself can be fun and stimulating. When you're playing games with your youngster though, you must keep it happy and exciting. You should never get upset with your child when he makes mistakes since it's all part of the learning process.
3. Using mass to learn
Instead of getting your child to print a letter over and over (which can be repetitious and boring to say the least), get him to form letters out of clay or play-doh. You can make the letters and then ask him to duplicate them. Once he has formed letters on a regular basis, he'll be able to recognize them easily in printed form.
Keep your child stimulated and interested in letters and words at an early age and you can speed up his reading readiness. By committing only a small amount of time every day to your child and reading, he'll be able to progress faster and easier once he gets into school and then later when pursuing his university studies.