Want to Teach Your Child Reading? 5 Tips to Keep it Fun.
As a parent of a kindergarten or first-grader, you may be trying to teach your child reading, especially now that much of your child's learning is taking place at home. Perhaps you've set up a special place for you to do your lessons—in front of the computer and distraction-free. Maybe you've done research on how to teach your child to read, or your child's teacher has offered you guidance.
How is it working for you? Some parents (and children) are sailing right through. But if you aren't, you are not alone. Many parents who are trying to teach their children to read at home are feeling frustrated and afraid that their child will miss out on this critical skill.
Read below for a list of helpful tips that will make it easier for you to teach your child reading. If you can stick to these 5 practices, you might find that the process begins to take shape and that your lessons go more smoothly.
After all, you may not be a teacher, but you are a parent. By using some of these common-sense suggestions, you will find that you have rediscovered what you know is true. You are exactly the right person to be parenting your child no matter what the challenges might be. Don't worry about being perfect—simply be present, and you will find your child will be, too.
And do consider giving Teach Your Child to Read™ a try. We've designed our approach to be best-suited for working with a small child, and all 5 of these suggestions are built-in to the program.