Teaching Your Child To Read – Step 3 Sightwords
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. In the previous video, Step 2, your child will have mastered learning the sounds of each letter. Stay tuned as Stacey Silverstein, Owner and Teacher at Kinder Connection explains step-by-step how parents can help their child learn how to read at home.
In this video, Stacey describes Step 3, Identifying Sight Words, also known as “Popcorn” words. You can start by teaching your child the most basic words “A”, “I”, “mom”, “dad”, “Go”, “Stop”, etc… You can use flash cards that show the word in both upper and lower case letters. Expose your child to print and words in their environment. Create site words yourself on plates or charts. Another idea is to put the sight words into ziploc bags designated as “Words to Learn” and “Words Learned” as this will motivate your child as they see the progression in the number of words they know. Be sure to encourage and praise your child as they learn and keep the learning fun!
Once your child has learned to identify sight words, you can move on to Step 4 –Learning Reading Strategies.
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.