How to help your child learn to read…

  1. Basic literacy in the early years involves letters, sounds and words. Develop your child’s ‘sight’ vocabulary – this means help your child recognize the shape and meaning of whole words.
  2. Make them phonic aware – help show them the link between sounds and letter patterns. E.g : pin,tin,sin,fin etc
  3. Your child needs basic alphabet skills
  4. There is an important link between reading and copying words, e.g writing them out
  5. Help your children read and remember a simple rhyme
  6. Play/have activities that will help your child learn letter sounds and spellings

a) Play I spy  b) Tongue twisters c) Have fun with rhyming d)use your environment (sign posts, etc)