Guide to Teaching your Preschooler to Read
Guide to Teaching you Preschooler to Read
I know the heading may sound crazy, but my youngest is 4 years old and has been very interested in learning how to spell things so I thought I would start to teach him to read. He is very familiar with his letters and letter sounds since we did all of my ABC activities together.
About Children Learning Reading
I was searching the internet to see what the best first steps would be to teach a preschooler to read. I stumbled across this program called Children Learning Reading. The creator of the program has taught all four of his children to read before age 3 using the program. He has also taught many other students ages 3-8 years old or struggling readers in 12 weeks.
This program is very similar to my color and ABC activities. Each lesson is only 5-7 minutes. And there is no pressure on the child to do the lesson. Repetition is also a big part in learning how to read. Jim emphasizes all of these things in his books.
I was very skeptical of this program at first. But I have to say, we are on Lesson 9 of 28 (about 3 weeks into the program) from the first book and I have already noticed a big difference in my son's "reading" ability. Before the program, he could tell you the sound of the first letter of most words, but since we have started he has become very interested in trying to sound out words himself. We were even writing special Valentine's the other day, I had to run get his sister up from a nap and when I came down he had sounded out the word love all by himself. He did spell it "LF," but I was super impressed that he attempted to sound it out and spell it by himself. Normally he would have waited for me to come back down and tell him each letter.
We are at the early stages of our reading journey. I'll provide an update when we complete the program! I just wanted to share the information in case any other parents were interested in teaching their preschooler how to read.
Click here to check out Children Learning Reading Program.