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Developing Reading Skills In Your Child

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Summary:
A lot of teaching your child to read is first instilling in your child a
desire to read. It’s so very important for the child to know that reading
activities and learning to read is fun.


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teaching reading, teach reading, teach your child reading, reading
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A lot of teaching your child to read is first instilling in your child a
desire to read. It’s so very important for the child to know that reading
activities and learning to read is fun. Early on, for instance, if you
haven’t yet, set aside an area of your home where your child can have
their very own reading area and little person library. This will get most
all your reading activities off to a great start. Having their own
special place for reading activities will encourage the child to spend
time reading.

Encourage them to begin to find their favorite spot within their area for
their reading activities. Grab yourself a comfy chair and join them and
you’ll be amazed how much your child will want go into their reading area
and have you with them for a reading session. And an added bonus to the
reading area is a great place and time for you to spend with your child
reading to them and vise versa. Reading is nothing more than a practiced
skill. Practicing being the operative word. Instilling good reading
habits in your child early on with consistent and daily reading and
practice sessions is laying the bricks to a solid learning foundation no
matter what the subject matter.

Books from bookstores, garage sales, flea markets and such are a great
way to begin building your child’s reading library content. Grab a
cardboard box, and old milk crate or two and decorate them with your
child so they can have their own library and take pride in how it looks
and help them organize their reading materials. If you already have
bookcases, then clear of one of the shelves and make that special place
for your child’s books. It’s fun to do and your kids will have fun too.
Build momentum early with how much fun reading and exploring books can
be.

Also make good use of your public library. Teaching reading skills begins
with developing in your child an interest and love for reading. As your
child’s library grows along with their reading skill they will understand
that books are important, enjoyable, and always filled with new things to
learn.
A good reading activity can involve very little actual reading. Use
picture books with very few or no words and ask your child to describe
the picture or tell a story about what the picture is about. This will
allow you to monitor the child’s vocabulary and the use of the words they
have been learning. Don’t overlook the importance of vocabulary building
along with building reading skills. A strong vocabulary goes well with
understanding what you’re reading which, in turn, keeps the frustration
level down, and the fun factor up.

Encouraging your child to verbalize to you a story or even a couple pages
of something they have read about gives them great pride (while you
listen for accuracy) and makes them feel like a reader! And when kids
feel good about their reading skills they naturally strive to learn more.

				
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