How fast your child reads and writes is up to you and your child. The best thing you can do is expose your child to books and hand manipulation at an early stage. Read color books with pictures during their first year. While they may not fully understand the stories you’re reading, this will help you and your child bond over stories and memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are some tips on how to teach your kids to read and write faster.
Read to your child
The best way to get your child to start reading is to read to them. Make it a plan to read for at least 20 minutes a day to incorporate reading into their daily routine.
Asking questions about the book will encourage your child to focus on the task at his. This will also develop his ability to comprehend what he is reading. Instead of sounding out each word in the book, read to your child in a natural setting.
Set a Good Example
As children get older, their fascination for reading tends to slowly decrease, especially if they don’t see others reading at home. Allow your child to see you read at least for a few minutes a day. Show your child that even adults read too. Kids are more likely to become interested in reading. This goes the same for writing. Children often struggle in the beginning. Watching other siblings and parents write may play an active influence in their determination to write.
Expose them to Sight Words
Expose children to sight words at a young age. Label objects they are usually around daily such as “ball” “phone” “toys” “clothes” “shoes,” etc.
Teach Phones and Decoding
Phonics is a fundamental component to reading and writing. Teaching children the unique sounds of individual letters like /ch/, /sh/, /th/ , /ah/ , etc.
Here are some of the best ways on how to teach your kids to read and write faster. While this will obviously take more time to achieve, it is a memorable process along the way.