Teaching your child to read

by Carrie Tan, posted on Aug 9, 2017

We all know that reading is essential for a child’s success in school. Preschools in Singapore typically introduce phonics to preschoolers from a very young age.  While most preschoolers can begin to read by decoding and breaking down words into their most basic sounds by five years old, some will still face difficulty reading and will need proper guidance to overcome them. There are several 'learn to read' centers in Singapore. However, if you have 20 minutes a day to spare, and are willing to teach your child yourself, then we highly recommend using this book to do so.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a book that has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Within the book, you can find a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here -- no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions -- just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

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This book is fully scripted! It even tells you exactly what to do if your child makes a mistake and how to praise them if they get it right. Our colleague's son has just finished lesson 35 and the transformation has been amazing. From a non-reader in K2 (age 6), he is now able to mix up letters and reading simple sentences such as "A cat sat on a little rug. Mom got mad at the cat." Instead of running away and shaking his head when asked to read, he is now, after experiencing success at reading some words, willing to sit down and go over the lessons with his parent everyday. Sometimes they even cover two lessons back to back. What we love is also the comprehension element, which then puts context into the words that are learnt. The little games scripted into the lessons, like spot-the-word, makes it learning fun and engaging for the child. 

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessonscosts around SG$25 to buy, but this is a small price to pay, for a book that can successfully help you teach your child to read, bring you and your child closer together, and give your child the reading skills needed now, for a better chance at tomorrow. 

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