How to teach your child how to read a book?
Teaching a child how to read starts from a very early age rather than prior to admitting a child to school and you concern on teaching them how to read at that time. As parent, our responsibility is to educate our children from new born till they become grown-ups. I understand very well that each one of us have full time jobs and busy with all the other house hold chores which is quite normal to all of us. By prioritizing our tasks and by scheduling our events, we could get everything done and have time to read books for our baby.
Reading to a new born baby:
If we start reading to our child when they are newly born, gradually our words through books changes into visuals for them by practicing reading consistently and by showing them. Like this when they go to school, they will already be prepared for what is coming next in their lessons.
My son was exposed to books at a very early age. By 9 months he was able to point finger the right alphabet and bring it for me. For instance if I asked him to bring me litter “K” he knew already where to find it. We used to play games of blocks. The blocks were for number recognition as well as alphabets. The game was that I used to call a number or an alphabet 5 to ten times but within a few seconds time gap and used the tone like singing sweetly for him. He used to try to imitate the same way, find the block and point finger for me while imitating.
Objective of the example:
These kinds of games are not only engaging but also very much helpful for your child’s reading skills at that early age. A child who is brought to school without practicing reading since early ages are most likely to have learning difficulties than those who are exposed in reading since very early ages i.e. (new born). The more early you start practicing reading with your child, the better it would be during their first years of school.
What kinds of books would you recommend for your child, for starting?
You could start with some educative and positive books in order to deliver the right message to your baby. Through books, you would choose what message to deliver so that your baby adapt that as an unforgettable and un stolen quality and attitude which will then be like a valuable treasure for them. Remember to choose the book which could deliver that quality message to your baby. Do not let scary books, rude books, insulting and negative books near your baby. If any member of the family is reading those kinds of books near your baby, ask them politely to step away from the baby or read with themselves only. Not aloud because you wouldn’t want those kinds of message to be delivered to your baby.
Importance of reading books in baby’s early ages:
The early age is critically essential for your baby’s brain development, moral development, which values you would want them to grasp from you, your culture and your manners. Once they grow with these good qualities and values, they will be un undefeatable in their school times, with their social life and bonding with their friends.
If you have a solid bond with your baby, it will empower and strengthen their personality in their social life. They will be able to trust people and will not be afraid of trusting people in order to not to get hurt by people.
When to start teaching your baby by showing images?
baby reaches the ages of 6 months, you could start reading books by pointing with your fingers towards the images. You could do so with sweet and very soft and interesting voice in order to grasp your baby’s attention and keep them interested in your reading and similarly to other activities. Do so when you are having that fresh energy peak of the day. Some people’s energy peak is at night when they feel like they can bring down the mountain. Some people’s energy peak is in the early morning who are also called early birds.
Quality reading techniques:
When you are doing so in a time when you are stressed or had a long day of work, your stress and fatigue could deliver subconsciously through the tone of your voice to your baby. I am sure you would not want to do that. That’s why I suggested reading when you are at your energy peak so that the quality of your message as to what you want to deliver, should be properly and effectively grasped by your baby. Through repetition and building a good routine, they can learn how to read eventually and will be ready for school in no time.
Results of reading in children:
Children who are good book readers, they are the ones who have the highest IQ. They are good in general knowledge. They learn very easily with no difficulties. Reading could also help them with their brain process and decrease any chances of mental health issues.
People who are exposed to TV or any other digital objects are the ones who will then suffer from learning difficulties. For watching TV they only need to look at it and listen, they do not need any effort like trying to read. That is why by this habit and by passage of time, they become lazy to try to read books.
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Please visualize 5 best examples of children’s books!
Autonomy: All by Myself (Little Critter) Paperback – Picture Book, March 13, 2001
All the many things a young child can do independently are demonstrated, (tying shoes, riding bike, kicking ball). These skills could teach your child how to be independent. How to manage doing their small tasks without your help.
These tasks are going to help them to be properly prepared for the day care as well as for school. Besides, they should always be congratulated for their act of being or trying to become autonom which is one of the most successful quality in their personality once they become an adult.
There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System Hardcover – Picture Book, Oct. 26 1999
Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling back list title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006.
Decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
It is a very good tool to enhance your baby’s knowledge of space as little as 3 years old. Enhance their learning method about space and Solar System.
School Zone – Big Preschool Workbook – Ages 4 and Up, Colors, Shapes, Numbers 1-10, Alphabet, Pre-Writing, Pre-Reading, Phonics, and More (School Zone Big Workbook Series) Paperback – Illustrated, June 7, 2018
- 320 pages: 319 activity pages, 1 award certificate
- For ages 3-5
- 7.75″ x 10.75″ pages with durable glossy cover
- Book has 5 sections with Parent notes for each: Pre-writing, Alphabet, Colors & Shapes, Following Directions, Numbers & Early Math
- The skill being practiced is listed at the bottom of each page
- Colorful, kid friendly illustrations reinforce the lessons
- Concepts flow from easy to more difficult, and pages are perforated to easily tear out for individual worksheets
AMAZING – Big Preschool Workbook has 300+ colorful exercises that make learning fun! An A+ adventure unfolds, as kids encounter sensational squares and rocking rectangles, a giant newt reading the newspaper and a dinosaur playing the drums. Bold, bright colors and illustrations ease little ones into learning without feeling overwhelmed. Lessons focus on must-know readiness basics, and help little ones learn colors, shapes, the alphabet letters, primary phonics, and pre-writing skills. This is more than just an ABC book, kids can also learn numbers, basic math, and following directions. Activities appear in order of increasing difficulty, so preschoolers stay challenged until the end, constantly expanding their skills through reinforcement learning. With the colorful and kid friendly illustrations and easy directions and visual clues, this preschool workbook is fun and easy to use.
WORKBOOKS FOR KIDS – Using kids workbooks is a great way to improve learning. Writing by hand, as opposed to typing on a computer, fires up specific areas of a child’s brain, improving their ability to not only remember what he or she learns but to think of new ideas. This is a workbook kids are sure to enjoy! When kids finish the workbook, you can fill out the included “Great Job! You’re #1” completion certificate to reward a job well done.
RESULTS – Our learning materials have helped educate three generations of kids, creating lifelong learners, and the legacy continues. Digital content, kids flash cards, language and math workbooks, readers, toys, and learning card games are all crafted through a child’s eyes while integrating parent and teacher standards.
PREPARATION – Let us help you prepare your young children for the next grade level with our workbooks, flashcards, learning card games for kids, books and a Little Scholar Tablet. Keep kids “classroom ready” with these great supplemental learning tools and more!
AWARD WINNING – School Zone content has won The Parents’ Choice Foundation Award, Tillywig Toy Awards, Brainchild Award, Family Choice Award, Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence, Gold Star Toy Scholastic Parent and Child Award and many more.
OUR STORY – Almost 40 years ago, long-time educators James Hoffman, Ed. D., and his wife Joan Hoffman, M.A., began a retail supply outlet for teachers, then soon identified a need for at-home learning materials to help parents support and supplement their children’s classroom instruction. School Zone Publishing fast emerged as the market leader in workbooks and flashcards for preschoolers through sixth graders.
School Zone remains family-owned, focused on excellence, responsive to customers, alert to emerging technology, and committed to the community. We continually update our products with new features and content, reflective of changing standards, evolving teaching methods, and overall best practices.
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Celebrate back-to-school—no matter what that looks like—with the first four books in the #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time! Every visit to the magic tree house leads to a time-travel adventure!
Meet Jack and Annie! Jack and his younger sister, Annie, are just regular kids. But when they discover a tree house in the woods, something magical happens. Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, a medieval castle, ancient pyramids, and treasure-seeking pirates.
Books in this set include: Dinosaurs Before Dark (#1), The Knight at Dawn (#2), Mummies in the Morning (#3), and Pirates Past Noon (#4).
Did you know that the Magic Tree House series has two levels?
MAGIC TREE HOUSE: Perfect for readers 6-9 who are just beginning to read chapter books—includes this boxed set!
MERLIN MISSIONS: More challenging adventures for experienced readers ages 7-10
The Magic Tree House series has been a classroom favorite for over 25 years and is sure to inspire a love of reading—and adventure—in every child who joins Jack and Annie!
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