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How Long

Time To Spend Reading

     I recommend 15 to 30 minutes a day minimum. If that is all you can do then it will be a great help. What I do is: if the kid is interested I will keep reading until the kid starts to show signs of restlessness, then I will stop.

     Sometimes I will get tired before the kid, but I will force myself to keep reading because I still have the kid’s attention, and that is sometimes very difficult to get. It all depends on the kid and how interested the kid is. 

     If you can do two 15-minute blocks a day that is even better but in today’s world can you do it.

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     On the weekends and holidays you could give reading in the morning a go. Most kids have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, so why not stay there and read for a bit. 

     There are a lot of distractions out there and learning how to read is very easy to get distracted from. So to make it harder for the distractions to set in you need to get your kids interested in some very interesting books. And they are usually about things the kid is already interested in. 

     If they like dinosaurs, get dinosaur books. And if they like cars get them car books. One thing I ask the students is what cartoon or movie they like, then I would recommend reading the book that usually comes out with the movie. 

     One kid liked the -Ice Age- movie so I said get the book, but she didn’t like the book. It was a bit of a drag reading it, so I changed to something else. 

     The golden rule -If the kid doesn’t like it, forget it and get something they like. We are up against the latest games and cartoons, so whatever you are reading must be as interesting or more so than the competition. And the competition nowadays is quite exciting. 

     When reading always POINT your finger under or over the word you are saying, so the kid can figure out what word sound matches what written word. 

     I think it is not very effective just reading, the kid must associate the sound with the word, and the easiest way to do that is to underline the word with your finger or a pencil as you say it.

     For more information about phonics courses I recommend including a Montessori course see our Teach Reading page.

    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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