Why is it so important to the future of our children when we get excited to teach kids how to read?
We all seem to be making progress with personal development goals and if our children don’t learn to read properly they most likely will be left behind.
Read the self-help books and other content available today and you will see opportunity everywhere, and is why our children need to enjoy reading.
Everyone agrees that reading is good. It boosts your mindfulness and overall health. Likewise, when a child is hooked on reading it lights up his/her spirit.
When we teach kids how to read we are opening doors that will allow them to do more with their future.
Here’s a wonderful GUEST blog article on tips to teach kids how to read.
Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of the child.
It helps them develop a better understand of their surroundings, allows them to gather information from printed materials, and provides them with a wonderful source of entertainment when they read stories and rhymes.
Children develop at different rates, and some children will develop reading skills quicker than other children; however, what’s important is that as the parent, you are keenly aware of your child’s maturity and reading level to provide them with appropriate books and activities to help them improve.
As parents, you are the most important teacher for your children. You will introduce your child to books and reading. Below we have some tips to help you teach your child to read.
Teach Kids How to Read Important Tip 1:
Teach your child alphabet letters and sounds at the same time.
Studies have shown that children learn best when they are taught the letter names and letter sounds at the same time.
In one study, 58 preschool children were randomly assigned to receive instructions in letter names and sounds, letter sound only, or numbers (control group).
The results of this study are consistent with past research results in that it found children receiving letter name and sound instruction were most likely to learn the sounds of letters whose names included cues to their sounds. 
When teaching your child the letter sounds, have them slowly trace the letter, while saying the sound of the letter at the same time.
For example, if you were teaching your child the letter “A”, you would say:
“The letter A makes the /A/ (ah) sound.”
Then have your child say the /A/ sound while tracing the letter with his or her index finger.
Teach Kids How to Read Great Tip 2:
When teaching your child to read, always emphasize with them that the proper reading order should be from left to right, and top to bottom.
To adults, this may seem so basic that anyone should know it.
However, our children are not born with the knowledge that printed text should be read from left to right and top to bottom.
As well, this is why you’ll sometimes see children reading from right to left instead – because they were never explicitly taught to read from left to right.
When teaching your child how to read, always emphasize this point with them.
Teach Kids How to Read Crucial Tip 3:
Teach final consonant blends first. Teaching words such “at” and “and” can lead your child directly to learning words that rhyme with these. For example, for “at”, you can have:
For “and”, you can have these rhyming words:
and so on…
You can start teaching blends once your child has learned the sounds of some consonants and short vowel sounds.
You don’t need to wait until your child has mastered the sounds of all the letters before teaching blends.
Learning to read is a long process, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process.
Broken down into intuitive and logical steps, a child as young as two years old can learn to read, and older children can accomplish even more.
1. J Exp Child Psychol. 2010 Apr;105(4):324-44. Epub 2010 Jan 25.
Learning letter names and sounds: effects of instruction, letter type, and phonological processing skill.
Piasta SB, Wagner RK.
Preschool Language and Literacy Lab, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
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