How to teach a child how to read

Kids between the age of four and seven are usually very curious about learning the alphabet so that they can successfully imitate their parents. It is so likely to see the kids around the age of five who pretend to read a magazine or a newspaper early in the morning, without even knowing the symbols or the letters.

With the onset of the schooling age, children are kindly invited to make a step forward from their world of imagination and discover the real forms of communication in the adults’ world which is offered by the technical skills of knowing the letters, combining the vowels and being able to read and write accurately. Here is a quick step-by-step summary of how to teach children these significant skills.

Welcome to the Adults’ World: Being Able to Read and Write

It is not easy for parents to teach their children how to read and write. Kindergartens and primary schools are offering this opportunity to kids which can be perceived as elusive and fabulous in the children’s world. While some parents are eager to teach their kids how to read and write with the latest technological devices, most of the primary school teachers still stick to the old school methods.

If it is arranged in a proportionate way, it is not harmful to kids to use an iPad or phone while learning the alphabet or the other relevant reading skills. Here is a short step-by-step guide for adults who would like to introduce kids to the adults’ world by teaching them how to read and write:

  • Introduce the letters one by one: Your child will be seeing the letters with their meanings for the first time. So please do not stress the kids. Rather than introducing the whole alphabet all at once, let your kid see the first couple of letters first and try to understand the sound coming from them.
  • Let the kid listen to the sound of the letters: Introduce all letters one by one with their sounds. Try to make this process funny
  • Practice the vowels out loud: For children, it would be so encouraging to see their parents making the sounds of the letters for them. Practicing the vowels together out loud would help them learn faster
  • Use the symbols or characters from the world of imagination: Introduce the letters as if they are all unique friends or cartoon characters so that it becomes easier for kids to comprehend.
  • Teach basic words with games: Parents can teach how to spell and read basic words with interesting games.
  • Assign tasks for writing practice: Once kids and parents start writing and reading together, kids enjoy this process like a game.
  • Buy more books rather than digital items: Kids can get used to reading and writing once they are given more books as complementary items.