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Powerpoint about reading to small children

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