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what steps help the baby to read

i want to know steps to follow so my baby start reading

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • The alphabet and letter sounds. Leapfrog has that thing you can stick on the fridge.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:13 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • reading a book to any age child each night before bed can help. Also talking to the child with no baby talk helps. If the kid is old enough around 15 months (supervised) have her color that is the start of writing. You can buy preschool books to work on at home.

    Answer by maiahlynn at 11:31 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Teach the letter names.
    Then the main letter sounds.
    Then start teaching the concept of sounding out simple words.
    Then teach the secondary letter sounds and blends.

    Jeanclaudia is right, Leap Frog makes great products for this. The Fridge Phonics toy is fun and the "Letter Factory" DVD is great.
    Whatever you do, keep it FUN! Preschoolers and toddlers do not learn by sitting down and having lessons. Flashcards and workbooks can help GRADE SCHOOLERS but not this age. Try for ideas. They have a section for toddlers.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:31 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Let your baby be a baby.

    If you want to start teaching a toddler to read, just help them learn their letters and the letter sounds through play. Wooden blocks, books, letter magnets (Melissa and Doug have some that are wooden and the entire back is concern of those little pieces of magnets coming out and being swallowed), doodle pro, etc. These things can all be used to help them start learning numbers, colors and shapes, too.

    Once they recognize their letters (knowing the ABC song doesn't help a lick) then start working on sounding out the words (around 3 years for my boys), the step after that is blending those sounds. I waited until they were sounding out words before I did sight words.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:36 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • Just read and talk to your baby. Baby's brains are not designed to learn reading, they're designed to learn language at this stage. So read and talk, talk and read. Point out signs when you're out and about, read labels, books, magazines. Show your child how much YOU enjoy reading. That's the best reading readiness you can ever do, bar none.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 9:05 AM on May. 20, 2009

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