Weekly reading tips for parents... from Reading Rockets
Talk to your child
Ask your child to talk about his day at school. Encourage him to explain something they did, or a game he played during recess.
Say silly tongue twisters
Sing songs, read rhyming books, and say silly tongue twisters. These help kids become sensitive to the sounds in words.
Read it and experience it
Connect what your child reads with what happens in life. If reading a book about animals, relate it to your last trip to the zoo.When your child gets stuck on a word they can...
-get their mouth ready for the beginning sound or sounds up to the vowel.
-look at the picture and think about what would make sense.
-run their finger under the word and say the sounds or word parts they know.
-see what they know about the word (chunk it or break it into smaller words they know)
-skip it and then go back and think about what would make sense
Have a great week!