LEARNING TO READ
Children that have a love of stories and can talk about things that interest them and others are often beginning to show readiness to read.
If children have heard stories repeatedly, they learn to understand the principles of reading as well as developing a love of sharing books with their favourite people.
We have a 'book of the week' and read it many times, thinking about key words and talking about the events in the stories. You can talk with your child about this and can access videos of the stories to share together.
Listening and distinguishing sounds is an important part of learning to read. This can be helped by listening to music, talking with family & friends and playing turn taking games or using apps on technology.
When children are listening to the sounds in words, saying them accurately can really help. Here is a video to support the sounds....