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Teaching Your Children To Read Try Montessori Reading and Writing


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When you start to teach your child to read have a look at some phonic websites 

     There is an endless number of websites teaching phonics so how do you choose which is the best, without too much wasting time searching the internet. I have had a look at plenty of learning to read sites and the

ones I like have games that help teach reading or sound and word recognition. 

     The best phonic game sites that my kids like to play are Starfall and Genkienglish, a site out of Japan in English. There are many other phonic game sites to teach kids phonics including, the PBS kids site, Game Goo, Scholastic and Sadlier-Oxford. 

To Homeschooling Parents And Parents of Children who are having Problems Learning to Read

Have A look At Three Free Videos About How to Teach Your Child To Read 

     Video 1: Introduction To Montessori Reading.

 Video 2: How To Make Sandpaper Letters. 

          Video 3: How To Teach Reading Using Sandpaper Letters

     As has been said many times before 'a picture tells a thousand words' and these free videos do just that. They are easier to understand as you can see how to make sandpaper letters then how to teach using them.  

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     A lot of the games seem very simple but the kids love them and that is what matters. Also there is a lot of variety as your child can play the same game on many different sites but the words sounds and site design are different so your child is less likely to get bored. 

     I try to take what my child has learned on the website by adding the Montessori sandpaper letter approach. I make up the same words the child has been playing in the game and then I get the child to trace the words or phonic sounds with the sandpaper letters. This helps to implant what the child has learned in her brain as the child can feel the shape of the letters. Just playing the games is okay but adding the sandpaper letters keeps you involved in helping your child to read. Also the sandpaper letters are a good add-on to what your child is learning at school. 

     When you are searching for phonic websites keep in mind that they are only a part of learning to read and write you need a program that will guide you and your child on the road to reading success. I like the Montessori approach as it has been around for about a hundred years and it is still teaching children today.

     The teaching material I recommend can be found on our teach reading page and includes both Montessori and computer based phonics courses.

    To have a chat to other parents and to find out more about learning to read go to our forum.

Thank you for your time


Peter Legrove


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