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The reading strategies that are the most useful for early learners usually involve a mixture of phonics with sight words and general knowledge

     The reading strategies you should focus on when you start teaching your children to read should mainly focus on phonics. It has been proven that the number one reason children fall behind in reading is because of their

lack of understanding of phonics. See what “The Report of the Expert Panel on Early Reading in Ontario, 2003” has to say about phonics. 

     To help your child with phonics start reading nursery rhymes, and let her listen to rhyming songs as often as possible. This helps your child distinguish between similar sounding words and the difference one syllable can make.

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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     There are a lot of phonics programs available, the one I use was designed by Maria Montessori about a 100 years ago. 

     After reading to your child they soon realize that the words on the page are translated into sounds they understand. This realization can be the starting point for wanting to learn to read. Your child can see the words on the page and see you read them. Then they want to be able to do that too. 

     If you can build this ‘want to’ in your child the road to reading might be a lot easier. I am not a great believer in computer games but some games do require a lot of reading and if your child likes a game that can be a great motivator to read. One game I do recommend is “Aveyond” as the graphics in this game appeal to younger children, and there is a lot of reading in the game.

     For more information about a phonics program that is very good at teaching reading and writing see our teaching 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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