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#1 Callmemom


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

My four year old knows all of her letters and how they sound so I feel like she is ready to learn to read. Do we have any home school moms or teachers here who can tell me how to proceed?

#2 Cinco


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:46 PM

Why don't you start with some of those books that have two and three letter words? Or maybe flash cards? I think the School Store sells a lot of homeschooling aids like that.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

The best thing I have seen for toddlers learning to read is the Leap Frog Tag system. It really does help. It reads the books to them while encouraging them to read along by sounding out words.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:14 PM

Leapfrog is a great product. It is fun and educational. I would suggest one of those. How about books like The Cat in the Hat. They are easy to use.

#5 daddys_girls


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

There are so many products out on the market it is almost overwhelming. I think the sooner you start to read the better. I have no issues breaking out a book and having a little tot follow my finger across the words as I read outloud. More parents should start doing this.

#6 frumpymama


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:05 PM

I don't see any reason to not start young. My older sibling really got me into books at an early age, I think because she just did not feel like reading herself. Now I am the bookworm of the family and one day hope to have a mini library in my home.

#7 Gwen33


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:36 PM

Flash cards are a great way to start learning how to read. I did that with all three of my children and they are reading at or above their grade level now. Another thing that I found that helps is Hooked on Phonics, they have an excellent program for children who are struggling with phonic sounds. This program really helped my son out a lot. Another thing to look for are books that have a lot of word repetition and rhyming.

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