How to teach a young child to read
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How To Teach Your Young Child To Read
“As Parents, the most
important thing we can do
is read to our children early
and often. Reading is the
path to success in school
and life. When children
learn to love books, they
learn to love learning.”
-Laura Bush 2
Teaching a child to read is a long process
and it starts at home. As parents there are
many strategies we can use to help our
children on their way to reading.
At What Age Should Your Child Start To Read
According to the U.S. Department of Education the road
to reading starts the day your child is born but by the age
of 7, most children are reading.
Ways To Help Your Child Become a Reader
1. Read to your child over and over again
2. Take your child to the library
3. Practice learning and identifying letters of the alphabet
4. Make reading fun
5. Have books readily accessible
6. Encourage story interaction/ ask questions
1. Make a book
2. Play Rhyming games
3. Do Letter crafts
4. Sing songs
5. Play Eye Spy with letters
and letter sounds
6. Create your own story
4 Main Methods of Teaching a Child to Read ( Griggs)
2. Look and Say
3. Language Experience Approach
4. Context Support Method
The Phonics method relies on children learning the
alphabet and the sounds each letter makes.
They then learn to blend those sounds to form simple
words; at, on, it, etc. And from there they can go on to
make three and four letter words.
Look and Say
The Look and say method teaches children reading
through memorization. By being told a word and
repeating it; they learn to recognize whole word or
sentence instead of sounds.
Language Experience Approach
This method uses a child's own experiences to help them
learn to read.
The Language Experience Approach supports a child's
concept development and vocabulary growth while offering
many reading and writing activities through the use of
personal experiences and oral language.
A child draws a picture, describes it and turns that picture into
stories to read.
Context Support Method
This method focuses on the context of the story to
engage a child into reading
It states that children will learn best by having a subject
that interests them. It will encourage enthusiasm because
they are actually looking at something they can relate to.
Reading needs to be an enjoyable experience for a child.
Learning to read is different for every child but there are
many things that we, as parents, can support them as they
learn to read. Finding the right method to teach your child
to read is the key to their literary success.
Helping Your Child Become a Reader: With Activities for Children from Infancy through Age 6.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, 2002.
Griggs, Ingrid. "Four Main Methods Learning to Read." Teaching Treasures. Teaching Treasures™
Publications, 2000. Web. 06 July 2014.
McDonald, Allison. "50 Ways To Teach Your Child To Read." No Time For Flash Cards. ACM Media LLC, 8
Apr. 2013. Web. 06 July 2014.