What are some sources you guys use to better your childs reading?

Princess - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Well my kids are great in everything else but its hard with reading and i tell them they will need this in life not just school and i just want to know some sure sources of how your children started reading.Please let me know

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Thelma - posted on 10/20/2009

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It's important, I feel, for the child to see the parents doing that positive action, in this case reading. I found it helpful labeling items in the house with index cards. Also educational TV and videos have been very instrumental. Finally, reading to them and taking them to reading programs at the library is icing on the cake!!

Thelma - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Princess:

What are some sources you guys use to better your childs reading?

Well my kids are great in everything else but its hard with reading and i tell them they will need this in life not just school and i just want to know some sure sources of how your children started reading.Please let me know


 

Cheryl - posted on 10/19/2009

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I noticed that a lot of people voiced opinions on how to get the child interested in reading. True that it's VERY important for them to want to read, but they also need to know how or all that want isn't going to get them very far. My oldest son was reading at the top of his class shortly before his 5th birthday. I chalk that up to his personality and his teacher, and that I worked with him a lot. My middle son is having a harder time. He's 5 and is just getting started with sight word books. His previous teacher didn't work much on letters and their sounds so when he went into kindergarten he didn't know what the letters said and couldn't sound out the words. His new teacher is helping him now and he's making amazing progress. We work at home with letter recognition and sounds. We also sit and I help him read me a sight word book or two. They are short, have few small words on each page and there is a lot of repetition to help them recognise the words from seeing them more often. You can find them in just about any scholastic books flyer from your child school or online.

Patricia - posted on 10/19/2009

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Read to your child every night.....Trust me this really works. They will see that you are doing it and look forward to this themselves

Jackie - posted on 10/16/2009

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my 8yr old daughter uses TICKET TO READ it's a internet program they use it at school so FREE for her..YAY.. it's makes it like a game they get their own treehouse that they can decorate plus it can tell if your kid is just speedin thru it it'll say to start over "that's too fast" she loves it and i have seen progress she comes home everyday and logs on for about 1-2 hrs I LOVE IT!!

Christine - posted on 10/16/2009

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I taught my 4 year old to read using Leap Frog videos, games, etc. and now she is reading the Bob Books. There are 12 books in the set for about $17 and the books get harder each set. When Emma finishes a set (she passes a book by reading it all by herself with no help) she gets a special toy/game/movie.

Melissa - posted on 10/13/2009

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Not sure. I'm interested in the replies too as my 8 year old son hates to read. :(

Ilene - posted on 10/12/2009

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My five year old is reading. Read read read to your kids. We started reading to our son when he was a baby (which I know you can't go back in time to do) but start now, read a story every night. Find books that are on subjects they are familiar with...if they are into trains, get train books; cars, get car books; dolls, get doll books. Make it a subject they are into and this will help their interest in it.

Julie - posted on 10/12/2009

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My kids love taking turns when reading. They read a page then I read a page. I let them pick out their books at the library. They have no excuse for not readying them, they picked them out. My husband set up a block time at night for reading. TV gets turned off and the kids read. I read a book and my husband will read a magazine or something.

Mindi - posted on 10/12/2009

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I taught my son to read using the book "100 Easy Lessons to Teach Your Child to Read". It only cost $15, and it taught him to read by learning the sounds of the letters. He has become a very good reader, and he is very confident in sounding out new words because of the lessons he learned in this book. Both of your children could use this book. It would give them the confidence they need to read anything.

Robin - posted on 10/06/2009

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Try finding a series of books that they are interested in and can relate to. They will get to know the characters and look forward to the next book. A good source would be your kids library/media center at their school. Our school requires the kids to read 100 minutes per week and turn in a reading log for a grade. We do alot of reading at home and I've found the series books keep him interested. The trick is to find a topic they enjoy reading about. Check with your local library as well. Sometimes they have reading contest for kids to enter. You can even check out kids magazines at your local library.

Shari - posted on 10/06/2009

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At bedtime I have my son pick a book that HE finds interesting. I then read him part of it & save the rest for the next night. When the next evening comes he is anxious to find out what happens next ;)

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