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Posts Tagged ‘reading’

What Is The Best Thing You Can Do To Prepare Your Child For Learning The Alphabet?

    “I haven’t got a lot of time to spend helping my child learn the alphabet. What is a simple, quick thing I can do to help her?”   I could really end this blog right here and now by answering this question in three words:   READ TO THEM   That’s it – […]... [READ MORE HERE]

Which Order Should My Child Learn The Letters?

Hello Everyone! So where do you start when you are exploring the letters of the alphabet with your child. There are three ways I’d like you to consider and then choose what works for your family! Here they are:   1. Personally Important Letters   If your child is just starting out on their journey of learning […]... [READ MORE HERE]

Setting Up A Happy Letter Learning Environment At Home

    A great thing you can do to help your child learn the letters of the alphabet is to set up the right learning environment at home. But before you go out and buy desks and make your house look like a classroom – STOP! Try these ideas that are far more fun!   […]... [READ MORE HERE]

Should My Child Learn The Letters Or Sounds First?

       Hello Everyone! It’s time to answer a question that I am quite often asked. ‘Which should I teach my child first – the letter names or the sounds?’   And this is what I think:   Do them both at the same time.   I just think it makes more sense to do […]... [READ MORE HERE]

20 Great Ways To Introduce Letter Learning Into The Every Day

  Learning the letters doesn’t have to be boring – for you or your child!  If you are stuck for ideas, try some of these fun and simple ways to learn the letters in your every day.   Here are 20 ways to play with letters:   Whenever you child does a painting or a drawing, write their name at the […]... [READ MORE HERE]

Learning The Letters And Sounds Introduction

    Hello Everyone! Learning the letters of the alphabet will be a very important part of your child’s journey into learning to read.   Learning the sounds the letters make will be just as important. But you might be surprised how early your child starts on their adventure in to learning to read.   […]... [READ MORE HERE]

The One Thing Every Parent Should Do To Help Their Child Learn To Read

One of the most common questions I get asked by parents is, ‘What can I do to help my child learn to read?’ And in my opinion the answer is very simple. It can be summed up in four words. Read to your child. Yep, that’s it – I really could leave it at that! But […]... [READ MORE HERE]

ABC Opportunity

It’s not unusual for me to leave things around.  A pile of papers here, a book there – I’m always so busy! I think, ‘I’ll sort it out later, or tomorrow or maybe on the weekend. …’. So it was no surprise that I had left out some paper letters after I had photographed them […]... [READ MORE HERE]

Exploring The Alphabet – Strategy Two

Hello Everyone! We have been looking at different ways children can explore the alphabet. These ideas can be used at home or in the classroom. Before children start to read the words on the page, it is a great idea to just let them explore, play and have fun with letters. Some children pick up the […]... [READ MORE HERE]

Fabulous Literacy Articles, Ideas and Research

Hello Everyone! I wanted to begin this month by sharing some great articles, ideas and research from clever people about reading, books and child development. I hope you find them as interesting as I did!   Picture Books   1. Want to find out the New York Times Best Selling Picture Books for January 2014? Click […]... [READ MORE HERE]

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