Tag Archive: reading

Nov 06

Starting reading activities

A natural progression in your reading activities together with your children is that after you read them to a passage from the story; have them paraphrase the story back to you. This will help you to understand what level of listening ability & understanding they are at, as well has help them to start building …

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Jan 02

Spice Up Child Stories by Using Sound

Spice Up Child Stories by Using Sound This article presents a parenting tip for using sound, and especially onomatopoeia, with child stories. The benefits are: they make child stories more interesting stories become more interactive making sounds is fun Why Use Sound? As recently as a few centuries ago, stories were primarily oral/aural; they were …

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Jun 17

Teaching your child the alphabet

One of the first steps in becoming a successful reader is to learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet. The alphabetic principle teaches that spoken language is represented by written words that are made up of varying combinations of letters, and that these letters and combinations of them make up all of the sounds …

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Jun 16

Teaching your child phonological awareness

Phonological awareness skills are key to reading success. Phonological awareness is an important foundation for learning to read. Scientific research has documented that phonological awareness is a better predictor of reading success than IQ, vocabulary, or socioeconomic level of the family. Research has shown that children who begin reading instruction with sufficiently developed phonological awareness …

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