I want to help make things uncomplicated for those parents who want to become better parents.
To those for whom Parenting is being a very hard and complex experience: it just doesn’t have to be that way. It is really up to you to turn it into a simple and wonderful journey.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
How to help my child read
If your child is having a hard time learning to read, you can inspire him (or her) to while nurturing your child's self-confidence. Most children struggling to learn to read feel embarrassed and afraid of not being up to their parents' expectations, and this keeps them from practicing and trying harder.
Children learn a lot better when there is no anxiety and when they feel love, safe and praised by their parents. These Tips will motivate your child and strengthen your "connection":
Read to your child every day
During dinner, talk about this book you
two are reading. There is an article with very helpful tips for you to
become a great “out-loud reader” for your child:Helping
Your Child Learn to Read
Create mind-games from that book you
A fun mind-game we have is to change
parts of the story and make a whole new book out of it. Let your child make the
story and you write it down as he or she speaks. Show your child how important
it is to write down the story he or she just pulled together. After a few days,
you can read to your child that story he or she made up.
Let your child see how much you enjoy
reading a book
We grownups spend a lot of time reading
from our phones and other devices. Our children learn by example, meaning they
will most likely imitate you. So, if you want your child to spend his or her
time in books, start by yourself and let them see how excited you are about
this new book you are reading, tell them what is it about. There are very good
classics you can start with. My favorite author is Jules Verne. Children love to
hear about the adventures captured in his books, like “A Capitan at Fifteen”.
Let your child play with books
Give them the right message:Books are fun. Learning is fun. We
have many “lift-the-flap” books and my child enjoys them by herself. They are pricey
but worth it as they reinforce the message: “Books hide many wonderful secrets
and it is so fun to find them all”. After all, that is what learning is all
about: “Unveiling the Secrets of the World”.
Make a major event
out of your trips to the Bookstore.
Plan your trip to the bookstore as if
you were going out on an adventure trip, like camping. Talk about what book you
would like to read together. Try to spend hours in the store just “diving”
into all the options. Sit on a table together with your books and enjoy
while you are leafing through the pages. When you are done, let your child pick
only one book.