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Teaching Your Child to Read
Reading is an incredibly important and crucial skill that will dictate the ease with which your child goes through life. Parents need to push reading at an early age and need to push their children to improve their reading skills as they go through schooling.
There are a couple of different things that parents can do in an attempt to teach their children to read. These steps are going to help you to get your child as advanced as possible in reading.
Read To Them
In the beginning stages of learning, children learn by mimicry. Parents should utilize this method as they try to get their children to start to learn how to read. Read to your young child and read slowly. Hold the book open and guide your finger along the words that you are saying. Ask them to mimic what you are saying with difficult words to challenge them.
Push More Difficult Reading
As your child starts to learn, they can become complacent with their current level of reading. Try to push your children to read books that are harder to read than the books they can read comfortable. Constantly challenging them will help them to improve their reading skills at a somewhat fast pace.
Start an At-Home Reading Club
While some schools push reading clubs, others do not. To teach your child to read and read well, start your own at-home reading club. Pick some books for your child to read (or allow them to pick out books) and give them rewards after reading a certain amount of books. This pushes them to read even when they would not normally read, helping to push their skills.
We need to push our children to read and need to push their reading skills further. Take these tips into consideration to teach your child to read and to grow their reading skills.