How to help my 6 year old son read??

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Lacey - posted on 04/02/2009

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start with spelling small words -- dog, cat, cow, things like that. Also include how to sound them out. As he gets a little better, you can work on a "sight" word list. Words that he's somewhat familiar with and are used often in writing. My son's school does this with them and we work on a different list of 10 words every week. They get stickers at the end of the week if they know all their "sight" words. For example, our list this week is - on, play, run, said, see, we, what, all, am, away. I print them out on the back of cue cards and show them in different orders until he remembers them all.

Kimberly Diann - posted on 10/29/2012

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My daughter just turned six this past September and is in the first grade. She is having some struggles with reading and im alittle worried. I definetly will give www.starfall.com a try and see if this helps. Thanks!

Stephanie - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Michelle:



Here is a great web site, My 5 year old loves it and it is helping her.






http://www.starfall.com





This website is great! My son visits it quite often. It has helped further his reading abilities. There are fun games for them play that helps with word recognition, sounds and so on. Great advice Michelle!

Emily - posted on 04/02/2009

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"Hooked on Phonics worked for me!"  Ok I just showed my age lol.  But seriously it does work and they still make it.  Target carries it in the childrens book or workbook section.  I taught both my nieces to read with it and now my 4 1/2 year old daughter is using it.  She loves it.  It has flashcards, workbooks, storybooks they read themselves and a cd that walks them through everything step by step.  And a progress poster with stickers.  Everytime they finish a story they get another sticker, usualy one every day or two.   

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Christina - posted on 11/04/2012

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Check out Susan Barton's website it may help you out some. I have an eight year old who has been struggling since he was 5-6 trying to read. Can read some but really struggles. Wish I would have found this lots earlier. I am glad that I found it for my 6 year old as well. I have two boys 6 & 8. What grade is your son in? I homeschool my boys, and we are working hard. Hope you find this site helpful.



www.dys-add.com



Look me up on FB, or e-mail me if you ever need anyone to talk to. I know it can get difficult. Hang in there. Try to remember that he may get more frusttrated than you, because i'm sure he wants to make you happy and he even wants to read well his self. Hope everything goes well!



God Bless,

Christina Allen

jceeallen@yahoo.com

Mirzi - posted on 04/04/2009

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Check out this website!

http://www.starfall.com/

My 6-year old daughter learned how to read here :-) She actually prefers to go on this website than have me or my hubby teach her. The best thing is... it's FREE!

Leslie - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

How to help my 6 year old son read??




find some fun books at the library.  let him pick them out.  even if u have read them a million times.  i also started paying my son $.25 for every book he reads.  he loves collecting the money and he puts it in his bank account.  he has over $400 in in now.



 



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Ruth - posted on 04/03/2009

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Hi. I recently interviewed an elementary school teacher who had great advice for helping early readers. There's advice for what you can do at home, such as forming a "reading club" just for you and your son. What I like about her advice is that it sounds like fun. Good luck. Reading is key - so you are doing the right thing. Ruth

Here's the link to the story: http://suchasmartmom.com/2009/01/30/grea...

Cathy - posted on 04/03/2009

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We used Starfall ALOT when my son was learning to read - excellent website, and fun for kids, try it !!

Melissa - posted on 04/02/2009

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I'll assume that you have been helping him to try to read and that he is in school.  Has been tested for visual or audio problems...sometimes that is an issue.  If he can't process what he sees out but understands the letters and what you say to him that may be the problem.  My niece had a real hard problem with this and was told she had a learning disability and was tested extensively untilsomeone found that it depended on the background color and the color that was used to print/write the words whether or not she could visually know what the word was. 

Torie - posted on 04/02/2009

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Does he know his alphabet? Once he has that learning letter sounds is the next step, then sounding words out that are spelt how they sound (phenetically.)
ie hat, cup, sat, bee, etc. Hope that helps! :)

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