I Can Teach My Child was the first-ever blog that I’ve ever followed, and Tristan has enjoyed countless crafts from Jenae’s blog. Our first-borns are only a couple of weeks apart in age, and she began when Tristan would have been 2 and Kallista was almost born. Today I’m so happy to be able to share with you Jenae’s first e-book, “I Can Teach My Child To Read! A 10-Step Guide For Parents.” (This post contains affiliate links).
As a former teacher with a Masters degree in Education, Jenae, whose tagline is, “Helping you be your child’s first teacher” is the perfect person to share her secrets to teaching children to read. Not just because they should, but because they will love to read.
Learning to read should not be difficult or costly, Jenae will show you how to turn everyday situations into learning moments that will help prepare your child for reading and comprehension, right from birth. No, this isn’t how to teach your child to read at the age of two, but the love of reading begins on your lap. I just love this photo of Jenae and her two boys (prior to the recent arrival of little sister).
What will you discover in I Can Teach My Child To Read!?
You will find 55 pages of easy to follow suggestions for ways to create an environment that will encourage your child to read when the time is right. Don’t forget that every child is different and will progress at their own pace. There’s no need to do everything in order as this is not a step-by-step guide, but rather a way to weave literacy into everyday life.
I Can Teach My Child To Read! Begins at the beginning with reading to your child from birth (this was my favourite part of visiting Tristan during his first 6 weeks of life in the hospital), to setting a good example yourself by letting your child seeing you read a variety of genres and forms of media.
There are many ways that you can create ways to incorporate an awareness of literacy in children before they are even interested in learning to read. Jenae gives many examples of these, and the best thing is, that it’s easy to do, and won’t cost you a penny!
Once children begin the road to phonemic awareness, you needn’t worry about how to help them. Jenae explains in easy language the terms and what they mean. She will help you introduce simple phonics rules and decoding strategies to use with your child.
And once your child has a grasp on reading, it’s important to choose “Just Right” books. Those that are neither too challenging, nor too easy. And she shares some of her personal favourites and explains why they are fantastic books at just the right stage.
Some of the information in I Can Teach My Child To Read! is what we all know, but it’s good to be reminded about what we are doing right. And with a younger child now beginning to read, it’s good to go back and get a refresher. In addition, I’ve also learned a few things that we can use with both children.
The basic framework for successful fluency happens by the end of grade two, but Jenae states,
Don’t rush and don’t stress. Reading is a lifelong process! While it’s important to take advantage of the prime-learning time, it’s even more important to help you child develop a love for reading and learning!
Tristan is well on his way with reading and surprises us every day with his new knowledge. Kallista is now in the early stages of reading and with some of the strategies in this book implemented, I’m sure her reading will continue to progress with practice.
I Can Teach My Child To Read! A 10-Step Guide For Parents is an informative book that every parent should have to create a real love of learning!
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