Tips To Help Your Child Learn To Read

  1. Visit the information evening

All schools will held an information evening at the beginning of the spring where you can meet the teacher. You will receive an explanation about what your child will learn this academic year and usually you can also view materials. Go especially to this evening. You hear how your child learns to read and get tips for home.

  1. View the parent pages of Safe Learning Reading

If your child learns to read in school with Safe Learning Reading, it is nice to occasionally view the parent pages with this method. There you can see exactly what your child learns at the time in group 3. You will also find language and reading games to practice with your child at home.

  1. Read together 10-15 minutes every day

Try to read every day for fifteen minutes with your child. Do this preferably at a fixed time, then it will automatically become a routine. Reading a short day every day is more effective than an hour once a week. Do not intervene too quickly if your child makes mistake. Wait a moment to help or improve. But do not let your child wrestle too long with a difficult word. If your child becomes frustrated, say the word and let your child read the word again. If your child reads a difficult word or corrects an error yourself, you show that this is good. Extensive prices are not necessary, but by a nod or a ‘yes’ or thumbs up your child knows that he has read it correctly. Finish reading together in a fun way, for example by reading it out for yourself.

  1. For – choir – itself

A pleasant way of reading that is also easy to do at home is to read the same text several times in the order ‘for – choir – yourself’ (as it is called in jargon). First you read the text loudly (possibly several times). Your child is there and indicates the words you read. Then you read aloud the text together (in choir). Your child must adapt to your pace and not the other way around. Read at a normal reading speed. Do this one or more times. Finally, your child only reads the text.

  1. Get reading books at home

An important way to make your child interested in books is to have reading books at home.

  1. Have your child practice with a fun app

There are all sorts of fun apps with which children can practice learning letters and learning to read. Many children like to play with letters and reading in a playful way.

Give your child reading pleasure

The most important thing in learning to read is that your child will enjoy learning to read. Make a party of the weekly trip to the library, let your child stay up for a quarter of an hour to read, grab a book together and get cozy on the couch. The more fun a child has in reading, the more he will read. And the more your child reads, the more fun he gets (because reading costs less and less and your child builds up a larger vocabulary). Which makes him read more, and so on. Investing in reading pleasure pays off!

Questions To Ask Daycare Center

The questions to ask daycare center will depend on the type of daycare that you have selected to visit with your child. The majority of parents will possibly be at least visiting one long daycare center to gauge if this is a suitable option. The questions to ask daycare center below cover most types of daycare centers.

Management Structure

Establish if the business is owned by a corporation or if it is a family owned and operated daycare center. If it is a corporation, who is in charge (Director) and how long have they been at the center? Do they appear to be experienced and professional? If it is a family operated center is the owner a childcare qualified person or do they have a qualified employee to cover the regulations? It is up to you to decide which ownership structure suits you best.

Staffing of Daycare Center

The ration of child per staff in each age group is governed by regulators. Some daycare centers may for one reason or another (room layout, size, design etc.) may have a lesser child to staff ratio than the regulators require. The less children, staff have to care for, the more time they can devote to each child.

It is very important that you ask for the qualifications of all staff, so you can judge if the daycare center is operating on the minimum levels or have more senior qualified staff than required by regulation. If your child is of Pre-School age, you would require at least one qualified early childhood teacher in their room.

Daycare Center Policy

Both small and large daycare centers must have written policies. Ask to see a written copy of these policies and procedures which should cover their philosophy, aims, values and the operational guidelines of the daycare center. Topics covered will include hours of operation, fees, collection procedures, late fees, programs, meals, accidents, illnesses and emergencies, discipline and behavioral issues etc.

Daycare Center Programs Offered

Do the programs offered by the daycare center give a variety of balanced educational programs for all age ranges? Do you think the programs offered reflect your child’s individual needs, abilities and interests? Do you think they will enhance all areas of your child’s development? Ask what time is spent on planned educational programs and on free play?

Daycare Center Activities Offered

Question what type of activities are planned for each day of the week and the length of those activities? Young children don’t have a long attention span, they require a choice of activities that they can participate in and change around. Activities such as reading, painting, drawing, cutting out and build objects. Ask if the daycare center has excursions or outings such as visits to interesting places or maybe even swimming lessons.

Conclusion of Questions To Ask Daycare Center

There are many questions to ask daycare center on your visit. Take notes on the questions you ask, so when comparing daycare centers you will remember. Two more questions to ask daycare center are: What meals are provided and the standard of these meal, are they healthy? If no meals are provided enquire as to what they expect you to provide your child to eat and drink. This could range from a snack to a lunch. What is the procedure if you are running late to collect your child? Do costs occur for collecting after closing hours and how the pick up is arranged?