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Mommy & me reading

  1. 1. Reading With Your Child<br />March 14th 2011<br />
  2. 2. When to start reading to your baby?<br /><ul><li>While they are in the womb around 20 weeks
  3. 3. This is when their ears have formed and can start hearing sounds and noises
  4. 4. Singing in the shower
  5. 5. Listening to music
  6. 6. Reading out loud
  7. 7. Talking to your belly
  8. 8. If you haven’t started reading to your child yet, this is a great time</li></ul> to start!<br />
  9. 9. Why is it important to read to your child?<br />The sounds that they are hearing will be their foundation of speech!<br />Later on as they age, all the ohhhh, ahhhh, gaaaaas, will become their spoken words<br />
  10. 10. How to be a good reader!<br /><ul><li>Set a good example and read yourself!
  11. 11. Children mock what their parents do, this will help with motivating
  12. 12. While reading, if you make a mistake, show your child that you stop, go back, and re-read the passage a little slower
  13. 13. Explain that good readers go back and re-read because it will help you understand what you read</li></li></ul><li>How to be a good reader (continued)<br /><ul><li>While your child is reading out loud and after ask them:
  14. 14. Did you like the book? Why or why not?
  15. 15. What was the story about?
  16. 16. What happened during the story?
  17. 17. Ask them about the characters
  18. 18. Stop them midway and ask them “What do you think will happen next?” “Why they think this?”</li></li></ul><li>How to be a good reader (continued)<br /><ul><li>If your child has difficulty with a word
  19. 19. Ask him to sound it out
  20. 20. Then blend the sounds
  21. 21. After they have figured out the word
  22. 22. Have them define the word
  23. 23. If he/she doesn’t know, have them read the rest of the sentence and use clues from other words
  24. 24. Show them how you go back and re-read a section slower if you don’t understand</li></li></ul><li>How to create a good reading environment<br /><ul><li>Making sure to provide your child with a healthy reading environment is almost as important as reading itself
  25. 25. Quiet area
  26. 26. Comfortable space
  27. 27. Good lighting
  28. 28. A place where there are no distractions
  29. 29. Positive reinforcement
  30. 30. A great place is in bed right before lights out</li></li></ul><li>Key things to remember<br /><ul><li>The sounds they hear will be their foundation of speech
  31. 31. Show children that reading is fun
  32. 32. Be positive and support reading
  33. 33. Ask questions during and after reading out-loud
  34. 34. A good reading environment
  35. 35. Being a good reader will help your child be a great writer!</li></li></ul><li>Any Questions?<br />
  36. 36. Next meeting:<br /><ul><li>April 4th @ 6pm (same place)
  37. 37. Name change to:</li></ul>Small Fry Mondays!<br />Starting in May, there will be a monthly meeting in Berea as well!<br />