Teach Your Child To Read - 5 Things You Need to Know to Be Successful1466320
Most parents these days are very pro-active when it comes to their children's education. Many parents are so disillusioned by the school system that they are taking firm control of their child's education be it to home school their child completely, or merely to home school preschool their child before he or she enters the school system.
There are numerous advantages to teaching your child to read early. Nevertheless, occasionally parents are at a loss as to what will be needed of them when it comes down to it.
There are 5 things each parent should be conscious of, and prepared for, when selecting to home school or preschool their child, in order for them to be guaranteed success. These 5 things are:
If you are like me, you are a busy parent, spouse and business person. You have to run a home, keep a job and do everything else in in between! Whatever method you use to teach your child to read, you the parent should take the time to set it up and implement it. Also, you will be the one who will have to constantly motivate and encourage your child to keep at it. As long as you remain committed to the process, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
You're a parent. Require I say more? Patience comes standard with the job. If you didn't have patience you'd have gone crazy a lengthy time ago. Just remember that your child is learning a totally new idea. Just like learning to stroll or talk, reading requires practice and repetition.
There will be days when you'll feel like pulling out your hair because your child keeps forgetting the same word over and over again. Just remember this is how they learn and tomorrow you will be amazed at their progress.
As with most things you do with your child, being in the correct mood is important. Have you ever tried to get your child to pack away his or her toys in the middle of their favourite Tv show? Then you have certainly witnessed the start of World War III!
Make sure that when you start to teach your child to read, both you and your child are in the mood for their reading lesson. If either you or your child is feeling sick or grumpy or irritable, there is absolutely no harm done in skipping that lesson. It is much better to wait for when you are each feeling much better. Not only will this save you a lot of time and aggravation, what you completely don't want to do is create an environment where your child begins to resent reading. Keep in mind, reading is fun. It's fun for you to teach your child to read and it's fun for your child to learn to read.
Time and Setting
As parents, we all know that kids are creatures of habit. If when you start to teach your child to read you ensure that you have a time and place devoted towards your child's reading, you set up a comfy routine for them and they will settle in and respond favourably to their reading lesson. Also, by becoming constant, you show your child that they are important to you and so is their reading success, and they in turn will go out of their way to impress you. So, be ready to be impressed!
Consistency and discipline
Of course, like with all things the time will come that, once your child gets the hang of it, they will almost certainly begin to get bored. Their self-confidence will develop and they will think that they do not have to do the exact same things over and over once more.