Reading Difficulties in Children- How Parents Can Bridge The Learning Gap
Jan 29, 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading should be a fun activity for your child. S/he will begin to understand what they’re reading and will start applying that knowledge in other places and across subjects. Here are some guidelines you can use.
Effective Ways to Increase Child's Reading Skills
Let’s have a look at some of the activitiesyou can use to attain success in strengthening your child’s reading skills:
- Read aloud a variety of content to your child. Use books of different categories, both easy and difficult, to enhance vocabulary and fluency. Sometimes you should read while your child just listens, and at other times encourage your child to read along with you.
- Keep the dictionary handy, instead of a mobile app. Encourage use of a dictionary at all times. Help your child maintain a folder on the computer or a little diary, with all the new words learned. These can be later used in creative writing.
- Before reading a particular piece of text, ask your child to think about and visualize what you are about to read. Later ask him/her to write a short summary.
- In between reading, encourage your child to use their imagination. For eg., while reading, stop in the middle and ask them to predict what will happen next.
- Encourage note taking while reading. Ask your child to sit with a notebook. Make him draw a line dividing the page into two. Towards the end of the reading session, he can write the main ideas and keywords on one side and details on the other side of his memory. [Know - 10 Playful Ways to Improve Child's Memory]
- Let them highlight text while reading. Model the skill first by guiding them to highlight only the relevant point, vocabulary, key characters, dates or details.
- After you have read the text, have your child identify and retell the causes of actions or events and their effects.
- Identify and retell the sequence of events.
- Use simple story frames, like before reading has four questions ready –“the problem of the story is, this is a problem because, the problem is solved when, in the end.” After reading, have the child answer these questions.
- Another way of using a story frame is by simply having three sections to answer – beginning, middle, and end.
- Then there are charts that specifically set the purpose of reading. There are three questions to answer here – “What I know, what I want to learn, what I learned”. The first two can be answered before you begin reading and the third after the text has been read.
Join this workshop to learn Reading Difficulties in Children- How Parents Can Bridge The Learning Gap with Story Teller & Phonic Consultant Saraswathy Janakiraman
Saraswathi Janakiraman, Phonics Consultant & Storyteller
Phonics Consultant & Storyteller. Founder of WIKALP
| Jan 25, 2022
Hello Mam I have started cvc words to my daughter, she is 5 years old and she knows sight words also around 30 plus but mam I want to ask how should I make a habit of learn new words spellings as she will be going in 1 st class. So how should I prepare her for 1st class as I want fluency in english while reading or writing. Thanks mam
| Jan 27, 2022
Hello Ma'am ! My son is now in class 3rd. Before the pandemic started he used to read simple story books with me every night before sleeping. But now he is no longer interested in reading. And even if he tries, that fluency is not there. He gets stuck many a times in reading few words which are quite simple. He reads too slow which makes the story lose its essence and it doens't seem like a fun activity anymore to either of us. What can be done to motivate him to read and make him read faster .
| Jan 27, 2022
Hello Ma'am! Can you please suggest some books which a 9 year old child can read? I fail to understand what type of books my daughter would enjoy reading at this age. She herself is confused and leaves the book after reading just a few pages. She likes things which have a suspense element in them . Please guide.
| Jan 29, 2022
Ma'am mera beta 17 Saal ka hai. Kuch health aur family issues ki wajah se usne studies bilkul chhod di hai. Ab wo sari apni studies bhul gaya hai. Ek shabd bhi nhi padh sakta English aur Hindi ka. Me use studies ki value nahi samjha pa rahi hun. Wo kehta hai me nhi padh sakta, me bhul jata hun, Mera interest bhi nahi hai. Jabki school me wo thik tha.
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