Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What else can I do to help my kids to better in their reading?

Thanks Ladies!

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on May. 2, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (9)
  • witht he 2's get some visuals..like coins, or marbles & actually have her or show her by coutning the coins by two.

    With the 5's...make a song so she can memorize it. Ever watch schoolhouse rock? They are great with numbers!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kivkkKB69Y0 that is the video for counting 5's.....

    This one is the BEST schoolhouse rock though (3 is the magic number)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kivkkKB69Y0
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:21 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • It does start with you and their dad reading to them. If they are learning or have learned how to read but you would like them to get better and quicker, they must read to someone at least 20 minutes every day. Practice, practice, practice.....
    dustbunny

    Answer by dustbunny at 9:23 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • i answered the wrong question...hahaha...i thought this was the counting by 2's question, sorry!

    Yep, you need to read with them. that is the only way....
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:24 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • Besides having them practice and reading out loud to them... I found when DS (6) is watching TV if I have the closed captioning on he will read the words and talk along with the characters. Or reading ahead trying to figure out what they are saying next. Either way, it has really helped. Who knew?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:25 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • Walmart and other stores have books that go by reading level, so they can practice with easy ones then they get harder. Also, teach them "sight words" if they are in school they will get a list of 100 words, if not you may be able to google them. They are basicly, and, the, he, she, what, there, where, to, from, friend, mom, dad, come, came, etc....Lastly TAG is a good learning tool. and leapster has some reading games to make it fun! Good luck!
    JenzAmomOf2

    Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 9:35 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • .
    1LovelyAngel

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 11:03 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • Read to them daily, read slowly and point to the words as you say them with your child, study site words as early as 2 and 3 years old. I had 2 kids reading but the age of 4.
    SWEETPEAS3MOM

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 11:15 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • starfall,com is an awesome sight. Books that have alot of repeating words, and poems are also great. Practice!!
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 4:28 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Read to them daily, ask them to join in, if they seem to know the words on one of the pages ask them to read it, etc.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:11 PM on May. 3, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.