Teaching Your Child To Read – Step 1 Identifying Letters
Stacey Silverstein, Owner and Teacher at Kinder Connection explains step-by-step how parents can help their child learn how to read at home. The most important thing to remember when teaching your child to read is to keep the environment calm, relaxed and nurturing. Don’t push your child past what they are capable of or they will become afraid of learning to read and making mistakes.
Learning how to read is taught sequentially in steps. It is important not to move too quickly to the next steps until your child has mastered the previous steps.
The very first step in teaching your child to read is helping them to learn their letters. Introduce them to Uppercase letters (also known as “Big” and “Capital” letters). Once they master Uppercase, teach them Lowercase letters (also known as “Small” and “Little” letters). Once your child is familiar with both, you can begin playing matching games where your child begins to match the Uppercase letter to the accompanying Lowercase letter. Once your child is familiar and comfortable with both, you can move on to Step 2 – Learning Sounds.
About Kinder Connection:
The Kinder Connection is a group of Ontario Certified Teachers, Early Childhood Educators and Experienced Teaching Personnel that proudly teach at Ministry Licensed Day Nurseries in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Kinder Connection is owned and operated by three B. Ed. Teachers with years of expertise in the Primary Panel with a variety of specialized qualifications and training. They began The Kinder Connection over ten years ago, and they continue to enroll over 500 students per year in their Nursery, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Summer Camps, Specialized Reading Programs and Private Tutoring Sessions.
Realizing the potential of young learners, Kinder Connection has developed an enriching, creative program specializing in a variety of curriculum areas focusing on the importance of The Early Years Developmental Guidelines. This includes nurturing the “whole child” and providing activities that will engage and build upon each child‘s natural ability to learn and discover. Their program extends beyond the Ministry Curriculum, and provides learning opportunities that are exciting, fun and unique. Children learn a wide variety of skills and concepts that will help them to become life-long learners. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated risk-takers who welcome knowledge and learn a variety of essential concepts to prepare them for success in school. The Kinder Connection philosophy is that all children have a natural curiosity to “think outside of the box”, and are eager to attain the skills they need to be confident, well-rounded students.
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