Children will attempt to write letters while scribbling and drawing at an early age. My first child, Eric, started making many of his letters from the bottom up.
It was difficult to get him to start writing his lowercase "r" in his
name correctly. It wasn't that big of a deal, but unlearning something takes time and can cause frustration.
Try finger paint, freezer paper, and pointer fingers
Helping a child learn to read is easier than most parents think.
Find books that are at your child's reading level. If your child makes
a mistake or takes a long time to sound out more than one in ten words,
the book your child is reading is at frustration level. Easier books
should be chosen.
I'm proud to announce another year hosting an event at my local library for World Read Aloud Day.
I'm giving away an autographed copy of Too Pickley by Jean Reidy and bookmarks.
If you don't know about LitWorld or World Read Aloud Day, I encourage you to check out their site, mission, and accomplishments.
You can celebrate World Read Aloud Day in big or small ways.
Look for activities on