Reading is one of the most challenging but necessary parts of childhood development. Literacy is at the core of communication, which is one of the many benefits of reading. That’s why it’s so important to get your reluctant readers started early.
Here are some tips to jump-start your child’s early reading development.
When learning to read, children should learn context. The easiest way to do this is to start with a word your child will find easily recognizable, for example, their name.
You can use their name to sound out letters individually and explain how some letters sound different when combined with others. They can also practice writing out the letters to their name or using play dough to shape it out.
Reading Games & Activities
If your child is a hesitant or reluctant reader, they may need a bit more persuasion to start reading early. That’s why you should introduce them to games or activities that are visual and fun and touch on key phonics and spelling elements. A digital library full of engaging stories accompanied by visual and fun exercises, like Ziptales, might just be the best way to encourage your reluctant reader to start developing their literacy skills.
Ziptales is an online language arts library specifically designed for student readers from pre-k through 6th grade. Ziptales was created by teachers to enhance children’s reading and writing skills through a blended learning solution. Our pre-k program specifically focuses on lessons and activities for student readers that are visually as well as academically engaging, creating the perfect environment for your child to learn.
To learn more about the lessons and other options that Ziptales has to offer, visit , visit www.ziptalesusa.com.