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