“YOU ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION”
Part 1 of this blog post covered two topics that relate to help early readers – Book Knowledge and “Reading the Pictures” and Vocabulary. Below are two more topics important to early reading instruction.
In this article, you’ll discover things you can help your child with to reinforce what they are learning at school.
POINTING TO WORDS TO MAKE CONNECTIONS
Another skill children work on during early reading instruction is pointing to each word as they read. Pointing, or one-to-one correspondence, helps beginning readers make text-to-word connections. This also helps children with directionality, visual tracking, and keeping their place while reading.
Have your child point to the words as they read. If they struggle with this skill, have them slow down as they read. You can also point along and gradually let them point independently.
**Fun Tip to Encourage Reading**
Children like to use “pointers” when practicing this skill. You can buy pointers or make your own.
Here are four ideas to have fun using the pointing skill: