Make a reading chart with 3 columns. List a book you read, the child’s favorite part, and a sticker. When you’ve reached 10 books celebrate with a special treat.
Create labels for objects in the house. Have your child cut out labels and tape them to the objects. Encourage your child to read the labels when using the objects.
When reading to your child ask them to predict what happens next. How will the story end? Why do they think that? Encourage your child to look at the pictures.
Create a special time and place for reading with your child and make it a routine. Let your child choose the book. After reading the book have her re-tell the story.
This week’s group of lessons focuses on reading. Reading to your child on a day-to-day basis is an excellent routine because it encourages children to use their imaginations and problem-solving skills. Also, having your child re-read a story back to you strengthens their memorization skills. Reading with your child is a bonding experience and will most likely instill a love for reading as your child grows older. This week practice asking critical questions that will help your child better understand the story.
In the car or on a walk, look at traffic signs with your child. Read the words on the sign and explain what they mean. Ask your child to look for signs and explain to you the meaning of the signs.
Read a rhyme book to your child, such as Dr. Seuss. Explain that rhymes are words with endings that sound the same. Help your child identify the rhyme words.