We tried so many things to improve her reading ability. Over the course of a few months, her reading ability had definitely improved. Could hand clapping games have made such a noticeable difference?
Reading for pleasure? Because I want to read it, not because I need to preview it for school lessons? I can still do that?It is important for us to be reading and setting the example for our children that we read not only to learn, but for pleasure as well. Here are a couple of ways I find time to add a few extra moments to reading into my week.
Reading. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some never learned how. Reading is a necessary part of life. Whether we are filling out forms, navigating a new city, reading a new fiction book, or learning about the characteristics of God, we read every day. Here are reading resources for all ages including learning to read, book suggestions for all ages including math books and teacher resource books, and reading
We’ve been told to read out loud to our children, but have you considered the importance of your child reading out loud? This skill doesn’t come naturally to most children. In fact, many balk at the idea of being required to read out loud. Let’s explore the importance of reading out loud, how you can help your child learn to read out loud, and common pitfalls to help your child
Using a word wheel is a fun way to practice word families. Your beginning reader will enjoy making these word wheels and will gain practice with word families and fine motor skills at the same time. How to Make a Word Wheel 1. Print out template Download and print out the free template for the word wheels. It works best to print on card stock so you can trace around the
Learning to read is hard work. Some children learn to read quickly and easily. My older daughter learned to read with Charlotte Mason style reading lessons and went from learning to read to reading chapter books in a matter of months. My younger daughter is moving much slower. She is making progress, but it is at a snail’s pace. You can read her story and how to encourage a struggling reader.
Phonics, sight words, whole language approach. There are so many reading programs and approaches available. How do you know which one to choose? What do you do when your child struggles to learn to read? Learning to read is hard work! We have seen how hard it is first-hand. My older daughter learned to read quickly and easily. We used Charlotte Mason style reading lessons and she quickly went from sounding
My seven-year-old often asks if we can play the Four-in-a-Row game. It’s a great way to practice sight words. And if you are using Charlotte Mason style reading lessons you already have supplies on hand. How to play Four-in-a-Row Reading Game Write 16-20 sight words on three sets of index cards (for two players). If you are using Charlotte Mason style reading reading lessons, pull out three sets of the
Ms. Mason’s methods often seem too simple, but I have learned to trust them. Charlotte Mason’s reading lessons are simple, fun, and they work. I wrote this as a guide for myself after reading The Original Homeschooling Series, Volume 1 about how she taught reading lessons. When to begin Charlotte Mason Reading Lessons Charlotte Mason advocated not beginning any formal lessons until age six. I know that you will be tempted, but please wait. Children’s eyes are
Games and Activities for Reading Games are a fun way to reinforce words your child is learning. We often alternate days of reading lessons with days of reading games. I follow my child’s lead in determining if we will move forward with a lesson or take a break and play a game. I want her to be successful and not frustrated. We have taken months long breaks in our reading
Many kids need lots of repetition as they learn to read. Active reading games are a great way to engage beginning readers, especially kinesthetic learners. Games for Reading: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Read by Peggy Kaye has a lot of suggestions for reading games. Two active reading games we have enjoyed playing are Reading Hop and Reading Hopscotch. Both games engage all learning modalities—visual (seeing the word), auditory (saying