My DCG is having a hard time with reading. She is in first grade. I'm stuck on what to do to help her. I don't remember learning how to read, and all 3 of my sons learned quickly with little trouble. DS#3 has always been good with reading and spelling, so I've never had to work this hard with any one just to learn how to read basic words.
She is 6, 7 in April. She knows that letters have sounds. She knows what most of them are, but sometimes gets n and h confused. She just can't seem to blend the sounds into words without a lot of work. Even words she just read in the line before has to be sounded out again. She almost sounds surprised when she finally gets a word sounded out.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to help her? She doesn't really see the need to read, her Mom or DS#3 will often read things for her. I've asked them not to, but they get frustrated with her and do it just to get on with things.
She is really good at math though, when she doesn't think too hard about it or when she does it just for fun. Sometimes I think that she thinks she is supposed to be not as smart because she is a girl. I'VE never suggested that, but I think her Mom has without knowing it. Mom acts stupid sometimes around men because HER Mom told her that boy/men prefer to be smarter than the girls/women they are with. It's hard to combat that, because Mom doesn't do it on purpose any more, it just happens. TV doesn't help either.
She's my only girl child, even though she isn't mine really. I love her as my own and want only the best for her.