How to teach kids to read? That was the daunting question my husband and I asked ourselves when we homeschooled our children during the pandemic. I am a working mom and the thought of being responsible for my children’s education seemed honestly overwhelming. Needless to say, I grew an immense appreciation for teachers during this time.
I wanted to make sure that our children weren’t falling behind due to our inadequacies. My daughter (4) also struggles with speech delay so there was that added burden to keep up. So we decided to be more diligent about reading to them as much as we could throughout the day (it was the least we could do). We would also go through the alphabet with them and animals or fruits associated with each letter.
I saw that the more we read to them, they started reading the books on their own through pure memorization. I thought, if they can understand the concept of reading, maybe they can actually learn to read?
So I began researching resources that could help me on my grandiose attempt. I came across this Viral Video that helped thousands of moms how to teach their kids to read. Click below to watch the video!
As I looked into the contents of this video, it soon became apparent that I was teaching my children the WRONG WAY to read. I was thankful that I was early on in my journey that I could quickly change my trajectory.
Learning to read is very different from learning to speak, and it does not happen all at once. There is a steady progression in the development of reading ability over time. The best time for children to start learning to read is at a young age – even before they enter pre-school. Once a child is able to speak, they can begin developing basic reading skills.
Very young children have a natural curiosity to learn about everything. They are naturally intrigued by the printed texts they see, and are eager to learn about the sounds made by those letters. You will likely notice that your young child likes to look at books and thoroughly enjoys being read to. They will even pretend to behave like a reader by holding books and pretend to read them.
Through this program, I’ve learned that teaching phonemic awareness to our children, is the best method. Phonemic Awareness is defined as the ability to identify, hear, and work with the smallest units of sound known as phonemes. It is NOT the same as phonological awareness, instead, it is a sub-category of phonological awareness.
For example, phonemic awareness is narrow, and deals only with phonemes and manipulating the individual sounds of words – such as /c/, /a/, and /t/ are the individual sounds that make up to form the word “cat”. Phonological awareness on the other hand, includes the phonemic awareness ability, and it also includes the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate larger units of sound such as rimes and onsets.Teaching my kids Phonemic awareness has played critical role in helping my children learn to read and spell.
MY TWO YEAR OLD STARTED TO READ TOO!
I loved this program so much, I was confident that my two year old could start learning to read too. This was him, just two weeks into the program. (Watch The Video Below)
Reading is one of the most important skills one must master to succeed in life. It helps your child succeed in school, helps them build self-confidence, and helps to motivate your child. Being able to read will help your child learn more about the world, understand directions on signs and warnings on labels, allow them to discover reading as an entertainment, and help them gather information.
At what age can you start teaching a child to read? When they’re babies? At 2 years old, 3, 4, or 5 years old, or wait until they’re in school?
If you delay your child’s reading skill development until he or she enters school, you are putting your child at risk…
Did you know that 67% of all Grade 4 students cannot read at a proficient level! According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, of those 67%, 33% read at just the BASIC level, and 34% CANNOT even achieve reading abilities of the lowest basic level!
How To Teach Kids To Read Can Be Super Simple!
There is a super simple and extremely effective system that will even help teaching 3 year old to read.
This is a unique reading program developed by two amazing parents and reading teachers, Jim and Elena, who successfully taught their four children to read before turning 3 years old. The reading system they developed is so effective that by the time their daughter was just 4 years 2 months old, she was already reading at a grade 3 level. They have videos to prove it.
Their reading system is called Children Learning Reading, and it is nothing like the infomercials you see on TV, showing babies appearing to read, but who have only learned to memorize a few word shapes. This is a program that will teach your child to effectively decode and read phonetically. It will give your child a big head start, and allow you to teach your child to read and help your child develop reading skills years ahead of similar aged children.
This is not a quick fix solution where you put your child in front of the TV or computer for hours and hope that your child learns to “read”… somehow…
This is a reading program that requires you, the parent, to be involved. But the results are absolutely amazing. Thousands of satisfied parents, including myself, have used the Children Learning Reading program to successfully teach their children to read.
All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes a day.
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