Teaching your kiddo to read is about joyful communication. You will step into his world of what brings him happiness, and what words “light” him up. You will be “mining” for these as an avenue to teach sounds. You want to enter his funny world…his world of enchantment in order to connect and teach sounds. Watch for this amusing door to open. This will bring mutual enthusiam to you and your child, and your delight in him will transfer to a wonderful learning environment. The caterpillar will change into a butterfly who reads…right before your eyes. It will take time and patience, but it will happen. Your joy and pride will bubble up as you observe him understanding and capturing this process. Let me show you how.
Early reading ability is so exciting! It brings your developing child such confidence, and a knowledge of his burgeoning internal strength. There are lots of “feel goods” here…happiness with himself/herself, a certain pride in his or her own accomplishments, learning new words, an opening of his/her intellectual understanding and overcoming this first big schooling challenge. School in her estimation isn’t so hard after all, and “I can look forward with excitement to going to school with confidence and enthusiam. I can do this…no problem!”
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Getting little boys to read is especially challenging. Their energy is in their legs and general physicality, and to have them sit down to read can be daunting. You gotta get them early, and my method works beautifully with them. To relate silly words, as I describe in my book, to basic phonic sounds is perfect for them, and the only way to teach them. They love acting silly and running around, so to get their attention is the real hope and goal. My method fits in perfectly. I watch my 7 year old grandson now who is an expert reader for his age, and know that this method works beautifully. He receives unending praise and kudos from his teacher.
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Our children’s addiction to their screens is isolating them from outdoor play, reading and from their natural talents. It is teaching them to be alone, and be silenced by technology. If we do the same, we are modeling this behavior to them.
Facebook, I just learned, hires gambling consultants to keep us attracted of the screens flashing in front of us no matter our ages. There is constant stimulation with distractions galore, a never ending flow of information, and games without any depth of thought, and in the extreme there is an alienation from others and even ourselves.
Inner conversation is lost, and so is adaptation to life and self knowledge. It is hard for children to pay attention to anything outside of this. Screens can disrupt their thought and focus with this constant stimulation and a never ending flow of superficial information. They can become irritable and kind of vacant if the screen is taken away. Random chatter is less, and an odd silence in a family can take hold. They are present and not present.
Children do not need to be connected to this type of isolating experience. Let’s not teach them to be alone or even consumed with this meaningless involvement.
Start teaching them to read early…
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