Hello moms, today we will talk about Teaching Reading To Young Children. Before a young child learns to learn, he or she must first learn the spoken language, and this really is among the first instances where family members such as for example dad, mom, older siblings, and grandparents play an essential role in “teaching” the little one the spoken English language. Whether small children realize it or not, they gain very early experience of the alphabet when parents sing the alphabet song to them. They begin to develop language skills by being read to and spoken to. One of the keys to teaching children reading in the beginning is by exposing them to alphabet letters, books, and reading to them often.
Reading nursery rhymes and children’s books are an essential part of getting children to comprehend printed text. Talk to your children, and talk in their mind often, whether they understand or not is not important when they’re just babies. The more you talk and interact with your little ones, the higher they’ll develop. The important thing is exposure, and repeated exposure. Once your child learns to speak, you are able to begin teaching them reading at home.
I often hear parents claim that they do not want to “push” their child too hard. How can teaching your child to learn at a early age be considered “pushing” them too hard? In the event that you as a parent have the mentality that reading is a job, and teaching them to learn is pushing “way too hard”, you can’t expect your young ones to be excited about learning reading. On the contrary, understanding how to read offers a kid an chance for a very long time to learn, discover, and benefit from the wonders of reading. Parents (including myself) will often underestimate the abilities and learning capabilities of young children. Whenever we first began our teaching reading program with your first child when she was 2 years and 8 months, little did we expect that in just a couple short weeks, she would be reading not only words, but sentences and story books. After about 3 months, by the time she was 2 years 11 months old, our daughter could read “Part of to Reading – step 2 (pre-school to grade 1 level)” books with some guidance. The benefits of learning to read were apparent – improved speech clarity, and better reading ability and reading comprehension.
You can find no shortage of studies which find many benefits in teaching children reading at an earlier age. For example, one study administered a Stanford achievement test from the beginning of kindergarten and then again at the end of grade one discovered that early language based skills were highly associated with later academic performance in school aged children.  Similar studies also found a high level of letter knowledge in kindergarten can reliably predict better later literacy skills. Having a home environment that’s conducive to literacy growth is critical in a child’s development, and directly affects a child’s language and literacy development. Studies have found that responsiveness and support of the house environment is the strongest predictor of children’s language and early literacy skills.  My point listed here is make parents aware that children who enter kindergarten with highly developed early reading skills will achieve greater success with systematic reading education. 
It’s never too late to start home lessons and programs to show your young ones to read. Regardless of how old your child is, starting a reading program at a young age may have ample benefits. Focus on a lot of talking, singing, and reading to your youngster from the comfort of birth, and once your child can speak, you can start a simple reading program.
Begin with teaching your son or daughter some basic letters and their sounds, and even while soon your child learn just a couple of letters and their sounds, you are able to begin teaching them simple blends using the letter knowledge that they have acquired. Work with ear training with your son or daughter on oral blending and word segmentation. One of the keys to teaching children read is developing phonemic awareness. Studies demonstrate that phonemic awareness is one of the best predictors of reading success in children. Thanks for reading this article about Teaching Reading To Young Children and see you next time.
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