© 2016 Created by Tommy Henley. Proudly created with Wix.com

Words Come Before the ABCs

September 17, 2016

 

We all THINK we know how to teach a child to read. We teach them the ABCs and phonics just like a teacher does. But teachers depend on parents to teach the hard stuff first. To read, first a child has to know a lot of words. Second, a child has to know that words are made up of separate sounds.  This is hard to teach.

 

The miracle is, if we read or look at books with a child even before he can understand the words, a child gets something very important about reading. He likes it. A baby begins to like reading when he thinks, “I get cuddled and hugged when my daddy or mama read me a story.” It is THE WONDERFUL READING FEELING. Some children find that feeling so good that they read themselves the story even before they know what the words mean. Watch Edie, a two-year-old girl, try to recreate THE WONDERFUL READING FEELING by turning the pages and making nonsense sounds in this video.

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Archive