What are the techniques I can use to teach my 4 year old to read?
Your preschooler is ready to learn a lot of things. This is the best time to teach him how to read on his own. Contributor and educator, Kachela Albert-Mariano, gives us some basic strategies when teaching your child to read.
Q. What are the techniques on how I will teach my 4 year old to read?
A. Some four-year-olds may still have different reading levels. The most basic thing that you can teach your child when learning how to read is sound recognition.
You will have to expose him to different letters, especially vowels, and their sounds by simply pointing and pronouncing the letters. Once you deem that he has recognized at least some of the different sounds of letters, you may start on teaching CVCs or three-letter words composed of consonant-vowel-consonant.
The CVCs And Beyond
Pick a word family that you may want to teach such as “___at.” You may make a card that says, “____at” and smaller cards wherein you can write consonants. Let your child pick the card with consonant that he can put together with the bigger card, for example, “c” “-at.” Make sure that he knows what he has pronounced by pointing to a picture or showing the real thing. Increase your word families as soon as you perceive he has learned enough. After CVCs, you may begin four-letter word families such as “bake-cake” etc. Pointing to familiar words that he sees i.e. McDonald’s, Jollibee, drugstore will also help increase his reading level.