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Teaching of reading is not as difficult as some teachers make out.
In today’s modern world, reading
is a must have skill, so you should start the teaching
of reading as early as possible. Without reading
skills your child will get left behind and that is it. So it is very
important that your
One of the most important parts of learning to read is to do what your parents did and what your grandparents also did.
And that is read aloud in bed as often as possible. But you must follow the words with a pencil or your finger so your child can see what word makes what sound. This is very important. Also reading aloud increases your child’s vocabulary. When you are reading aloud your child will ask questions – you must answer them because your child just doesn’t know and wants to find out something. Usually it is the meaning of a new word or phrase or something like that.
Another very important part to do with the teaching of reading is phonics.
Phonics are the key to decoding the written word and once your child knows phonics they can read nearly everything, but they will not always understand what they are reading. That is why you must answer questions. I have found - for problems readers especially – that Montessori phonics with her sandpaper letters is, one of the best ways to learn phonics and reading. Children love to do things therefore they love tracing the sandpaper letters. They love the feel of the texture of the sandpaper and this simple act helps plant the letters, phonic sounds and words in your child’s mind.
For more information about phonics courses I recommend including a Montessori course see our Teach Reading page.