Your child can learn how to read before reaching the school benches. In fact, psychologists recommend parents to participate directly in the formation of this important skill, practicing with the children reading from an early age.
Keep in mind that the pace of learning is different from one child to another. Train your patience and keep up with your little one: you will love reading, only if you show it is a pleasant experience.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ease the process by which your child learns to read. They are educational and fun at the same time, a true recipe for success when it comes to educating a child!
Read to the child aloud
Most experts confirm that the first and most important thing parents can do to teach their children the art of reading is to read stories, poems or novels aloud.
Although it seems like a simple gesture, it brings a lot of benefits to a child, helping him to understand basic concepts of reading, such as the meaning of browsing (from left to right), rhythm, page browsing and letter identification.
Experts say that reading aloud has the same role as talking to a child: capturing the attention of the little one, creating a connection with it, informing, stimulating curiosity and even distracting it.
Other notable immediate effects are:
• conditioning the child to associate reading with pleasure;
• creation of a set of basic general knowledge;
• development of the literary vocabulary;
• providing a positive example (of the habit of reading).
So, if you want to teach your child to read and love reading, read them aloud, even if it is only a few minutes before bedtime.
Give them access to reading materials
Make sure you keep the child's books and other reading materials at your child's disposal, so that he or she can arouse their interest. The more a child is exposed to books, the more likely he is to become passionate about reading.
Choose books adapted to the child's age
Young children need books with lots of colorful pictures and very little text, as readable as their focused attention is limited.
For preschoolers, books with rhymes, stories illustrated with a single photo or special lessons for learning the alphabet are recommended. It is important to adapt the books you make available to the child of his or her age, to help him or her open up their appetite for reading.
Turn reading into a fun way
Try not to summarize the reading sessions or the simple read and so on. It also calls for some fun games, such as special songs with letters and syllables.
In this way, you help your child perceive the loudness of words and understand that they are made up of letters and syllables. Short poems or lexical games are also helpful.
Give life to books
Try to link the information contained in real life books. This technique stimulates the child's ability to understand, another skill needed to learn to read by children.
For example, if you are going on a mountain trip, read about the forest fauna and tell them what animals live in the area you are going to move to.
Appeals to toys
Use the child's favorite toys to learn the basic concepts of reading and their development. Also, you can be useful special games for developing these skills provided by children's stores.
Encourage your child to "search" letters around
Show the child the letters on the food packaging, boxes, magazines, road signs and books and pronounce them aloud. You will help him to associate the symbol with the sound, so that it will be printed in permanent memory.
Search the internet for funny videos with songs dedicated to the letters of the alphabet and invite your child to watch them and play along with the animated characters.
Read as often as possible
Children copy their parents' behavior. Therefore, if the little one sees you enjoying a good book in your spare time, you will be tempted to follow your example.
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