Teaching your child to read
One of the most effective teaching methods that help parents to teach their children is to use materials that the child has a natural interest in. Teaching reading to your child is no exception. Many of us grew up on books that uses animals as a learning tool because most kids have a natural curiosity about animals. Those original teaching methods had great success using children's natural curiosity and affection for animals to teach the basic formations and sounds that are associated with the letters and pictures. This naturally progressed into using the same to aid in teaching reading to them as well.
If your kids, are struggling to read or maybe struggling to get interested in reading, use a tool that they are naturally interested in. It could be animal stories, robots, machines, princesses and adventures which can all be used as the hook to get kids interested in reading.
Find a books that seems to fit the age level of your child. For younger children, we recommend one that has big bright colorful pictures with interesting facts. We have put together a selection of books for every age to help encourage and develop healthy reading habits.
Teaching reading to your child is 100 times easier when you employ the use of a subject that children naturally want to know more about. In fact, one thing that we discovered was that once our books had been used, kids were inspired and more committed to STEM education resulting in them seeking more information, asking more questions, creating artwork and calendars on the topic. Additionally, it made a great start in getting to the next level of reading by learning to make up their own stories and adventures using new information they had discovered.
No matter the choice of tools you are considering using to teach reading to your child, remember one thing...Reading is FUNdamental!