How to Teach a Child to Read Who Doesn't Want To—7 Tips
by Mary Follin
If so, your child is perfectly normal. And fortunately, teaching reading with phonics is simple, straight-forward, and works like building blocks. Over time, even the most distracted pupil can learn how to read.
7 Tips: How to Teach a Child to Read Who Doesn't Want to
In any reading program for children under the age of 5, the lessons really must stick to a 5 minute limit to accommodate the short attention span of a small child (or a busy parent). You must also be willing to put the lessons aside if your child displays signs that he or she isn't ready. One of the biggest downfalls is the overzealousness of the parent; it’s tempting to keep pushing everything along so that you can start seeing results.
If this is how you feel, please don’t rush your child. There are no deadlines. Try to remember that each lesson is a time of enrichment, not measured success. Showing off your child's reading skills to friends and family may put undue pressure on her. Believe me, as your child's confidence grows, she will proudly display on her own what she has learned!
If you've been wondering how to teach a child to read who doesn't want to learn, don't worry. All it takes is time, patience, and a willingness to set a pace that works for your child.
You'll get there!
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