How Do I Start a Baby Reading Program?
Babies love learning how to read, especially when it’s fun.
As more and more parents are teaching their babies to read, you may be wondering if you should begin a reading program with your baby. In case you did not know, babies can actually learn to read and it is easy and fun to teach them. Parents using a baby reading program with their child have discovered that their babies love learning how to read, especially when it’s fun.
The key factor in beginning a baby reading program with your child is to have lots of fun. In order to teach your baby to read you need to expose your baby to words quickly and frequently throughout the day. Make sure you approach reading as a fun experience that your baby will love, and only pursue your program when you and your baby are in a good mood. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions parents have in regards to teaching their baby how to read.
What is a baby reading program?
A baby reading program is simply the method or methods you use to teach your baby to read. It can include flash cards, DVDS, computer presentations, books and more. Today’s most popular method of teaching babies to read is the whole word method, also known as sight-reading. Sight-reading has been very effective in teaching babies to read hundreds and thousands of words. Upon seeing a large number of words, babies are able to decode the patterns of the language, also called phonics. It is at this point that babies who were taught to read whole words are then able to read phonetically, as if by magic.
The whole word method is a very effective method of teaching babies to read and babies that are taught in this manner require little to no phonetic instruction, since they figure out the rules on their own. When you begin a baby reading program you will begin teaching your baby single words. Once your baby has learned around 50 words you can progress to couplets, or word pairs, and then phrases and sentences.
At what age should we begin a baby reading program?
You can start a reading program with your baby at around 3 months of age. When parents begin in the early months of their babies’ lives they find it to be an excellent way to interact and stimulate their child. Babies at this young age are not yet mobile and will usually give you their full attention.
Babies can learn to read with the whole word method easily and naturally from 3 months old through 4 years old. Babies that are taught to read before they can speak will demonstrate their reading capabilities by pointng to the words they know, when asked. When they are able to speak they will be able to easily read out loud.
What are the advantages of teaching my baby to read?
- Babies can learn to read with ease and not struggle.
- Smoother and more fluid readers.
- Parents that teach their babies to read have a stronger bond with their children.
- Increases babies IQ.
- Stimulates baby, creating a deep love of learning in your child.
- Children taught to read as babies learn the rules of phonics on their own, making them good readers and spellers.
- Gives them a strong start in school.
- When taught to read as babies, children are faster readers with a deeper level of comprehension, making high school and college reading easier and less stressful.
- Babies that can read are good students.
By teaching your baby to read you are taking advantage of this natural window of opportunity for learning language. Never again in your child’s life will learning language be this easy. From birth to age 5 children can easily learn to read and to speak multiple languages. Parents that teach their babies to read find that their children will never struggle with reading. This gives them a strong start in school.
How can I start my baby on a baby reading program?
Getting started on a reading program has never been easier. Years ago parents had to create all their own materials. This took many hours of preparation and serious dedication. Nonetheless, countless parents successfully taught their babies to read, in spite of all the work that was involved.
Nowadays parents can teach their babies to read without having to create any materials. By purchasing a baby reading kit you will have all the materials you need to get started teaching your baby to read. You don’t need to waste a single moment of your precious time preparing your own materials. You can purchase your baby reading kit and begin teaching your baby to read right away.
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