Children learn to read and walk naturally, but that’s not the case with reading. Reading strategies are designed to help your child develop a strong reading foundation — one built with confidence, engagement, and joy!
As a parent, you know that learning to read helps your child’s academic success. That’s not the only reason to encourage your child to read — reading is one of the great joys in anyone’s life. That, in and of itself, is a reason to encourage your child to read! Keep reading for our tips on how you can encourage your child to love books.
As a parent, you know you should get your kids to love reading. With all the research about reading and child development, it can feel overwhelming. But, just because it is important, it does not mean it has to be difficult. Keep reading for easy ways to bring reading into your day-to-day lives.
Your child has mastered the alphabet; they can name the letters, they know the order of the letters, and they know the sounds that each letter represents. So, what’s next? Are they ready to start sounding out words? The answer is: maybe! Sounding out is the process of blending sounds into words. We use this process whenever we encounter a word we aren’t familiar with. Since it is second nature for us, it seems like this process of blending sounds to make words should be simple for kids who know the alphabet. But this process actually involves specific skills that go beyond knowing the alphabet. Keep reading to see if your child is ready to start sounding out words.