Helping Your Child
with Reading at Home
Find a quiet, comfortable place to read.
Understanding the story is the main goal of reading. To help your child be an independent reader who can check and correct themselves, the following hints are most helpful (rather than asking your child to "sound it out."
Congratulate your child on what he or she is doing well. Focus positive attention on their attempts. Remain loving and supportive. Let your child know how proud you are of them.
Early reading places many demands on a child. The familiar books from school should be comfortable reading for your child. Children progress more quickly in reading when they are reading stories that are not difficult.