Many parents know that their children need to learn the letters of the alphabet, but what happens next? You’ve got a ton of alphabet books, you point the ABC’s when you see them, and you do alphabet puzzles with your kiddos. You’ve sang the good ole Alphabet Song more times than you care to admit, and you’re pretty sure that your little one can recognize a good number of the letters by himself.
So now what?
You know that eventually they’re going to need to read, but what could you do–what should you do–to make sure they get there? Is it difficult? Is it time consuming? Can you really help? It’s totally not difficult or time consuming, and you definitely can help.
Visit PBS Parents sharing 7 Tips for Early Literacy Learning– From ABC’s to Learning to Read. It’s a really quick article packed with seven totally manageable things that every parent can do–and should do–to help guide their children toward reading. The tips include:
- Focus on the letters of her name.
- Recognize each letter and know their sounds.
- Introduce uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Practice early writing techniques.
- Connect objects with words.
- Practice print referencing.
- Read, read, read!
This article was taken in its entirety from the Teach Mama website and is written by Amy. The full article can be found here.