One of the best ways to help preschoolers prepare to be good readers is reading to them! Talk about the story together and ask open ended questions. Read signs and cereal boxes. Sing nursery rhymes and songs such as “the wheels on the bus”, “the itsy bitsy spider”, “ring around the rosy”, and point out the rhyming words. Point out when two words start or end with the same sounds/letters.
For more ideas about ways to help your preschool child learn to read, please see: http://www.asha.org/slp/schools/prof-consult/slp-reading-present/
School aged children
In order to learn how to read, children must first understand the link between spoken sounds and written letters. They must subsequently learn to blend these sounds together to form words.
If your child is having difficulty learning to read, Naomi can help. She will assess your child’s current reading level and provide an individualized plan to help your child succeed. She uses methods that will motivate your child and build on his/her strengths to become a proficient reader.
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