Little Tricks To Achieve The Best Results in Early Reading
Have you ever asked yourself the question, “what would I like my children when they grow up?” Do I envision them in the corporate ladder? An artist? a doctor or a scientist? Has it ever drawn to you to let your children study reading at an early age so that they can have the edge over other kids? Do you have any dilemmas of which school you want to enroll your kids? Would their school be a help or a trauma for their years of formation? If your answer is yes, then you came to the right place. In here, we will discuss the early education importance, especially early reading and give some little tricks on how to acquire the best results.
The Importance of Early Reading:
Enhancing the physical and mental skills of your child early on in life is an essential aspect of his identity’s development. Many parents think that the formative years should just be concentrated on developing child’s play. However, while I agree to the motor skills development I believe that early reading also plays an important role in the holistic development of a child. I disagree with parents who think baby reading is not necessary and it could wait in school. Little do these parents know that the basic foundations of what their children will become starts at the formative years. The earlier the better.
The creative period starts at the age of 0
Teaching a child how to read and write during his formative years is very important to his skills enhancement. Most successful writers of this time are known to start at baby reading. This is the time where children are most interested, creative, and inquisitive. Inputting insights and ideas at this level can help your child to explore and develop original imaginations and broaden his perspectives. Also from the ages of 0-6, adapting and learning something new is the fastest. Your kid’s early reading lessons can develop his language abilities. The moment the child steps on the age of 6, the enthusiasm to learn something new starts to fade away as more distractions come his way.
Social and Motor Skills are best developed during your child’s formative years
The result of how kids groom during the early stages impacts their lives as they grow older. How they react to situations, how they manage to cope with life’s challenges, how easily they make friends, how they think, what their skills are and how enhanced their vocabularies are, all these are results of their formative education. That is why during this phase of life, we need to train our kids to become more sociable and more active. When these skills develop fully, chances are your child will As their way to a successful life ahead.
The training to focus is best started in toddler years
The intellectual and thinking abilities of children are perfectly encouraged during toddler years. It is a time to nurture their interests. By encouraging your children to read books as early as this age, you are giving them the chance to develop their reading habits. That is why most parents even when their children do not know how to read yet they act on baby reading. They read bedtime stories to their kids that way the kids may become interested and focused readers someday. There are babies who can read at this age. They can read through their eyes even if they can’t talk yet.
The children’s love for reading begins at the formative years.
What we implant on the minds of our children especially during the early stages of life, they carry on as they grow older. They do not grow the love for something overnight. Therefore, encourage and develop early reading to your children. The habit and the love for reading must come from parents’ encouragement and momentum to create exciting and fun reading time ambiance for the children. A book’s content is important in this aspect. Searching for interesting story books could spark your child’s desire to go and read some more.
Early literacy for your children builds their confidence in school.
Let’s face it, adults are in awe when they meet children who by the age of 3 can already read and write. We take pride in knowing we have intelligent kids and we boast it. The moment we show off on our baby reading skills, the more they become confident. It gives them a sense of assurance and courage to face others because they know they can interact with them. Notice the children who have their basic reading and writing education at home, they are actually the kids who have fewer separation anxieties when they start going to school. Why? Because they feel they know the basic ropes and they think they are ready to learn more. That is why it makes them eager to go to school and do not mind being separated from their parents.
Knowing the early reading importance is one thing. But, actually leading the kids to explore the world of reading is another thing. The application is quite challenging for us parents.
7 Little tricks to develop your child’s reading skills:
I’m sure every parent wants their kids to develop baby reading skills. But yes! It is overwhelming. So, how do we get to inspire our kids to get hooked on the books? We don’t want just a one-time book experience for them, we want them to develop the consistent habit of reading. Below are some tricks to interest your genius kids.
1. Develop the habit of reading bedtime stories for them
I know your thoughts and yes they will! They will sleep on you while you are reading to them. Don’t get disappointed, that’s why you call it bedtime stories. Your child would think that reading is a way to make them go to sleep. Studies have shown that memory retention and recall is best enhanced at sleep.( https://sleepacademy.org )So don’t go wondering why your child could memorize what you have read to him the previous night. It’s a very good trick when promoting baby reading.
2. Recite nursery rhymes
Research on nursery rhymes and teach your child to recite, sing and dance with the rhymes and stress out on the rhyming words while doing so. This trick is not only helpful for early reading, it is also beneficial to boost your kid’s talents in singing and dancing as well as developing his language skills. As your kid starts to sing, dance and recite the rhymes you are also building up his confidence.
3. Recognizing words with the same sounds
For the little ones, who are starting on baby reading, it may just sound like a game. They may think that it would be fun to make word sounds sounding similar. They just don’t know how they are building their vocabularies. Not only does this enhance your kid’s linguistic ability, it also develops the bond for the both of you. Kids appreciate the attention. By playing with them you make them feel important and loved. These events further develop his want to learn something new with you.
4. Recognizing Letters and pointing it out
A letter search game is the most basic trick to start with baby reading. In your daily encounters with your child, point to some letters, may it be a letter found on a t-shirt he is about to wear, maybe a magazine on the table could be helpful. Alphabet books and alphabet flash cards are great aids too. While doing your shopping and you come across a brand name point to a letter and let your kid name it. Ask what letters you can find from road signs. Make this a habit. For all you know, in no due time, your kid would be the one pointing and read those letters to you.
5. Letter sounds. A sounds like airplane
Once your child becomes experts on identifying letters, the next step is to allow your baby reading to move up a level higher. Give a letter and make your child come up with a word which sounds like that letter. It’s a good learning game to build up vocabulary and sound recognition.
6. Create some labels with his name
Early reading for your toddler would be easy if you make it interesting for him. One way to spark his reading interest is to involve him in the reading process. Show his own identity to him. It is important he knows who he is and how special his name is when someone reads his name. Write his name on some of his things, let him spell out the letters of his name and let him find his name through some of the labels you’ve made.
7. Have a book shopping time
Book shopping or even just a library time will help develop you child’s enthusiasm in reading. Start with the basic alphabet books and then go with the phonetic books. And then when they’ve already had the grasp for reading suggest short story books for them to read. Spend time to talking about the book you’ve read together, that way the interest keeps going.
Starting early reading will definitely make your kids smarter, more conversant and confident as he grows up. His basic foundations with early reading would guarantee us a fruitful environment for them. That is why it is very important, that we parents invest our time and money for books from baby reading. It maybe a labor now but it will bring about greater chances of success for our children someday.