Saturday, December 21, 2013

How I Teach My Kid To Read - Stage 0?

Nui Nui still doesn't know how to hold a pencil/crayon properly. I need to do better working with her on that.

On the reading front, I've been teaching her how to read the first letter of words and associating sounds with letter. With that, she's been doing quite well, 'M' being the easiest (obviously) :>

This is how it goes: She got this sheet of Thomas and Friends and there's probably 30-40 trains with names and, for some reason, she loves identifying Thomas and all his friends, so she asks me 'What's that?'. I correct her and say, 'Who's that?' and proceed to ask her what the first letter is. I know she knows all the letters. If she doesn't read it, she's just being lazy. When she does, though, I ask her what sound the letter makes. She sometimes gets it, sometimes doesn't. Once established, I start saying words that start with the letter for her to make the connection with the sound and other words that start with the letter— trying to help her identify commonality (first letters) of words.

She's slowly becoming more confident in reading that first letter and getting better at associating sounds with letters and sometimes even coming up with a word with that letter too. Progress :>

These are a few of my favorite learning moments of this week :> [Pulled from my Vlogmas videos— check those out if you haven't already :>]

Any tips on learning how to read or hold a pencil?

Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

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