Reading to your child is good

2015-11-26 06:00


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There are many ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year.

Reading can be a fun and imaginative activity for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them. Reading and writing are important ways we use language to communicate.

It is important that parents help children with their home works every day. Many children are suffering in primary schools because parents dont take the stand in helping them to learn and to parents and caregivers we all dream of success for our children thats why it is very important to start reading for a child at an early age.

* Show them that what we say can be written down and then read. For example, when they have drawn a picture, ask them if they would like you to help them write something about it.

Write down the words they tell you under their picture and then read the words back to them.

* Show them the different ways you use writing. Let

your children see you writing – making a shopping or to-do list, writing appointments on a calendar, writing a letter or an email, keeping a journal in which you record your thoughts, ideas and/or feelings.

* Show them that we write to communicate.

Write a short note to your child telling them how much you love them and then put the note in a place where they will find it – in their school lunchbox, on their pillow, or in their cupboard.

* Show them that you value what they write. If your child writes something to you, write back to them. Also, display their drawings and writing at home – the front of the fridge makes a great display gallery!

* Show them that you are interested in what they are communicating. Read what your children write and comment on what they have written about rather than how they have written it.

Writing from left to right with beautiful handwriting and correct spelling all come naturally over time as children read and write regularly with you and others.

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