Most children are born ready to learn new languages.
This is accomplished by exposing children to oral sound. Once children begin communicating verbally, we can teach them how sounds relate to characters (letters) and come together to make a symphony of words – so that they can become great readers.
I did this with my daughter. I taught her letter names, letter sounds, digraphs (a combination of letters that make specific sounds), and how to decode words phonetically. I then introduced sight words.
See the video below for a demonstration of how I help learners from letters, to digraphs, to a short reading passage.
I now use this technique, with flexibility, to help other children learn to read too.
If you have a learner that has a command of letters, letter sounds, and is reading simple texts, I invite you to enroll in a reading class with me on Outschool. Please read the ‘Class Experience’ section, to determine if the class/camp is right for your child.
If your child is still learning letters sounds, I do not recommend the reading camps or any of the reading clubs. I have preschool classes for children learning letter sounds, see demo lesson below. Also there are other great classes with other teachers on Outschool for this reading level.
Here is a video of some of my favorite hands-on letter learning activities (The Printable Membership is not currently open to new subscribers); however the tools (puzzles, games, worksheets) in the video are still highly recommended.
- 9 Fun Ways to Teach The Alphabet
- Kick-Starting Your Kindergarten Homeschool
- 25 Hands-On Math Activities for Kindergarten
Cheers to helping cultivate excellent readers!