Help your child become better reader

How to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader....

Nothing replaces the practice of reading every day at home
red shoes
   If you don’t already, it’not too lateYou simply cannot leave it to the classroom teacher to get your child to read. It’s a skill that is truly best learned at home,snuggled up together with a book and plenty of time.

  I know you have heard it before, but make it part of your everyday routine. It will easily become something your child looks forward to if you make it a special time for the two of you together.

Be respectful of your child’s ability to figure it out! If, after a few seconds, he truly cannot decode it, give him clues. Help him learn to sound it out by looking at each individual letter and making the letter sound. If every word in the book is a puzzle, however, the book is probably too hard for him and will cause a lot of frustration, in that case, you should become the reader and let your child just listen and follow along. You can pick an easier book next time.

Use a tone that says you’re excited about spending this time together, learning about new things, enjoying new stories. If you set the right tone, reading together can be a memorable, bond-forming time with your child.