How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Part 3: Sounding Out

Once your child knows the consonant and short-vowel sounds, and understands that these sounds make words (which I discuss in part 1 and part 2 of this series), you can begin to help your child learn to sound out words. Now, this skill will come when your child is developmentally ready, so if he doesn’tContinue reading “How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Part 3: Sounding Out”

How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Part 2: Letters Make Words

In part 1 of this series, we talked about how to teach your child the consonant and short vowel sounds. Once your child starts to catch on and can tell you the sounds some of letters make, you can start to help her mentally connect the letters to words. I like to use a simpleContinue reading “How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Part 2: Letters Make Words”

How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Part 1: Learning the Code

Teaching reading is probably the most important part of a child’s early education, but for some parents, it is also the most daunting. After all, most of us were very young when we learned to read, and we may not quite remember how it was done. Today I want to offer you this reassurance: teachingContinue reading “How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Part 1: Learning the Code”