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* My two year old is very interested in learning to read. She will be three in July. She is super smart and learns easy.Does anyone have a suggestions in getting started?

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Asked by LaylinNMadisMom at 3:59 PM on Jun. 4, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • READ TO HER ALOT!!!!!!!.....and get her some older Electric Company movies. Any of those with the songs like: MMMMM OOOOPPPPP MMM OOOPPP m op m op MOP MOP MOP. They were trmendous for alot of kids. And Letter factory by Leap frog.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:01 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Agreed. Set an example and read together. Anything you are doing and giving attention to will make her even more interested. You can pick out some books for helpful topics (going to bed, going to the doctor, going to potty etc.) which, in addition to spending quality time together, learning to read, you will also be teaching.  See some interesting topics and books here


    Answer by momjs at 5:00 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • The Letter Factory by Leap Frog is a great DVD if she doesn't already know her letter sounds.
    Once she knows those, try The Talking Words Factory DVD. And start writing little words that follow the simple phonics rules for her - no long vowel sounds, no silent e. Show her how M-O-M work together to make the word Mom. Sound those letters out, then faster, then faster, then say the word slowly. Soon, she'll be sounding them out too.
    Druing storytime, pick a letter sound and every once in a while, ask her to find that sound on the page. Obviously, you've pre-scanned the page to make sure it's there and that there aren't too many words for her to hunt through.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 6:41 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • The show Between the Lions and Super Why are great to! Along with the other suggestions you could try teaching not only letter recognition but the sounds they make to. If she's already doing that try having her put some sounds together in little words like 'at' from at you can work towards rhyming words like 'cat or 'bat. Same with 'it' 'sit 'bit' and all 'ball' 'fall'

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:28 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Reading her the same books over and over help her begin to recognize words that go with the pictures. Dr. Suess - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, or I can Read with My Eyes Shut - or my sons personal favorite, Monster Munchies. He's three and can read almost all of these books. Eric Carle books are great too. Don't just stick to baby books, those can bore more intelligent children. My son loves big words like photosynthesis and reading books like Pinkalicious. Find the small words that appear on each page and act like you can't remember what they are, before long she'll be spitting them at ya!

    Answer by Kodeekins at 9:38 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

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