Use Audiobooks and Sensory Techniques to Teach Children to Read
Use Childrens Audio Books & Sensory Techniques to Teach Children How to Read When you’ve a child who is learning disabled you will know how difficult it is for them to learn howto write, spell, read and perhaps learn their numbers. No amount of software programs or audiocan beat the 1-2-1 tuition of a loving parent, nevertheless they’re the ideal resources for teachingchildren to read and to make your life so much easier.Younger children like being read to and pointing to the words as you read them out loud, can helpto give children a positive attitude for learning to read. If you cant spare the time to do this, thenabridged audio books are a wonderful alternative.Children identify with words readily if they have heard them previously. Reading to your childintroduces them to vocabulary that they cant read on their own and helps the learning disabledkeep up with their peer groups.Train your children to listen to you reading out loud by giving encouragement. Once you havestopped reading, it can be helpful to them if you start talking about what you’ve just read, as a wayto be sure they were aware of what the book was all about.There is certainly no reason to stop reading a bedtime story just because he or shes getting older.Continue reading for as long as your child wants you to. Schoolchildren often need to read bookschosen by their tutors so there is no reason why you cant swap the routine bedtime stories forthem. You’re not cheating, these may be books your children have not seen or heard before andtherefore are not able to read them without difficulty.Older children might prefer to make use of children’s audio CD books instead of being read to bytheir parents. Where possible you may get the school reading books in unabridged audio books toensure that your children will still see the text while they’re listening.On the subject of writing and spelling, children will often have to write a word numerous times tobe able to learn it. A dyslexic child may write a different spelling of the word each time, whichmight cause some irritation on your part and/or your children’s. At this point, it can be helpful ifrather than rewriting the word you get your children to physically make it.Make up a box for storing a variety of items that have different smells, colours and/or textures
designed to stimulate the senses, for instance: glitter glue; sandpaper; fabrics; crayons or felt tipsand coloured paper and pencils.By using these and/or many other household items, your child will cut out the shape of the letter,then listen to you speak the sound and also the name of the letter. Your child will then repeat thesound and the name and also physically make the actual letter and in so doing these audio-visualactions will create memories that will be used when trying to recall information.A further great idea is to write with a “smelly pen” or crayon then your child would link the word,letter or number with the stinky pen just by relying on their own sense of smell. An efficient andalso fun way to learn!Starting with the sense of sound you could read aloud or play children’s audio books to introduceyour child to the world of language. Then again, the more senses you make use of the bestchance your children can have of recalling the information.By utilizing these and also other sensory techniques along with Audio Books on CD, your childrenneed not stress about numbers and letters. Working together will take time, patience and someimagination nevertheless the results can be worth the effort.