Teaching Your Child To Read – Step 2 Identifying Sounds
Stacey Silverstein, Owner and Teacher at Kinder Connection explains step-by-step how parents can help their child learn how to read at home. Learning how to read is taught sequentially in steps. When teaching your child to read it is important not to move too quickly to the next steps until your child has mastered the previous steps. Make sure to watch Step 1, in which your child will focus on learning to identify the letters of the alphabet, both upper and lowercase.
In this video Stacey describes Step 2, which is to teach your child the sounds that each letter makes. You can start by teaching your child their name and the sounds that the letters in their name makes. Move on to familiar words such as “Mommy” and “Daddy” emphasizing the sounds that the letters in these words make. Flash cards and Phonics cards that have the letter with a picture of something that begins with that letter are an excellent resource to help your child learn to associate letter sounds. As your child progresses they will learn that some letters have more than one sound as well as be introduced to vowels and consonants in school
Once your child has learned the accompanying sound to each letter of the alphabet, you can move on to Step 3 -Learning Sight words .
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.