The truth is that it’s never too early to start reading to your child. You can begin reading to your child before they are even born. If you have a baby, child or toddler and have not started reading to them or with them yet, start now. You, as a parent, are your child’s first and best teacher. Giving them a head start will make them SMARTER! I have heard the question “can I teach my baby to read?” Babies can read fluently as early as 2 years old when given the tools.
Won’t my child learn to read in school?
I have heard parents say “they will learn to read in school,” but a child’s vocabulary development starts much earlier. In fact, a child’s vocabulary at 3 years old will predict their success in first grade. Teaching them early will not disrupt the learning that will take place in learning. Teaching is targeted to children at different levels and your child will be challenged at a higher level than children still learning to read. It is important that children are “reading to learn” by the end of third grade and have mastered the skill of “learning to read”. Over one third of children do not read at grade level as they reach 4th grade, which directly influences high school graduation and drop out rates.
How can I teach my child to read at home?
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