The most important skill that our kids need to learn is to read, and as a parent, it is a struggle to juggle our daily activities while teaching our young ones the basic skill of life. Reading is important for the kids it teaches them to appreciate the value of books and stories, it plays and encourages your child’s imagination and curiosity, and lastly, it helps in the development of your child's brains, capacity to focus, concentration, social skills, and communication abilities.
1. To develop phonemic awareness, use songs, and nursery rhymes.
This engaging and connecting exercise is a great method for youngsters to improve literacy skills that will help them succeed in school. Rhyme and rhythm help children hear the sounds and syllables in words, which aids in their learning to read.
2. Make word cards.
Make basic cards and create a word with sounds on each one. If your youngster is only beginning to learn the letters of the alphabet, emphasize the sound each letter produces rather than the letter names.
3. Introduce your kid to a print-rich environment.
Print words that could help your kids apply what they see and connect it between sound and letter. Always focus on the first letter word when engaging with your child.
4. Encourage word games at home
Play games that help your youngster to observe, recognize, and modify word sounds. For example, begin with asking "What sound does the word Dog start with?" "What sound does the word Cat end with?"
5. Understand the basic abilities required in training children to read.
Always remember that learning to read takes a lot of different skills.
6. Explore with letter magnets
Prepare letter magnets on the fridge or on a magnetic wall. Help them say each word aloud while pointing at the letter, and ask your child which one makes a similar sound to the middle sound.
7. Make use of technology to keep your child interested.
Learning how to read should be a fun experience for children in order to keep them motivated to develop. As a parent, it can feel tough to pick up where you left off and know where to fill in any gaps that are generating irritation.
8. Read together every day and ask questions about the book.
Daily reading encourages your young children to develop a passion for reading, which is really the best approach to prepare them for success in school, and by asking questions while reading, you can improve your child's comprehension skills.
9. Play games to memorize high-frequency sight words every day
10. Be patient; making reading pleasurable is the best method to teach children to read!