This article is a follow up on our previous post on how to make your child a confident reader. The ideas are based on the Partnership for Reading, a project administered by the National Institute for Literacy in the United States.The National Institute for Literacy is an independent federal organization in the United States , supporting the development of high quality state ,regional , and national literacy skills.
Here are some tips on how Parents can help their children.
What to do at home.
- Talk with your child to build listening and speaking skills.
- Read to and with your child often.
- Talk to your child about the words and ideas in books.
- Encourage your child to read on his/her own.
- Talk about the new words that your child has read or heard.
- Use reading opportunities.
- Listen to your child read books. Be patient as your child practices reading. Let him know that you are proud of his reading.
- If your child reads slowly and makes a lot of mistakes, ask your child to reread a paragraph or page a few times.
- As you read a book with your child, stop now and then to talk to him/her about the meaning of the book.
- Help your child relate the experiences or events in the book to experiences or events in his life.
- Ask your child to tell in his own words what the book was about.