The value and importance of reading makes teaching our children to read a top priority. As we assume responsibility for this area of our children's education, we need information about how to proceed effectively to ensure their success.
The best way to make sure our children will be good readers is to start very early motivating and preparing them to read. This is accomplished as we read to them every day and as we gently but steadily expose them to the concept that letters represent specific sounds.
The more months or years we engage in these simple but vital activities, the easier it will be for our children to read when we begin actual reading instruction.
The phonetic nature of our alphabet makes phonics the obvious choice of teaching methods. [more...]
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