“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
– Frederick Douglass
A teacher by profession and a mom of two by choice I am. It was a tough decision to picked between a career I loved and a family. I quit teaching and chose the later but no regrets though because I have two adorable bundles of joy that I wouldn’t trade for the world. My 7 years experience as an elementary public school teacher back in my home country is my pride that I have treasured in me. Did you know that the ratio in a regular public school classroom back in the Philippines was 1:45 which means, there is one teacher and 45 children in one classroom. We all know what’s the role of a teacher but we do not know how the teacher rule in order to achieve their objectives. I spent my last 3 years as a teacher teaching lower grades. Handling 45 children in first grade (ages 6 to 11) teaching them how to read and write was a big challenges in my teaching career. It was rewarding though to see that 95% of these children able to read and write by the end of the school year. I thought that was hard but I never think that teaching my two toddlers now is even harder. It sounds unbelievable but I really do find difficult teaching my own kids how to read and write than teaching 45 children that weren’t mine. I can’t make them listen, follow and behave for like 15 minutes. It’s not my children’s fault but totally all mine as a mom and a parent. Well, I should have been more consistent, patient and diligent in teaching my own children when they were younger. There is no a do over of being a mom and a parent. Lesson I learned over the past 5 years of being a mom was be patient and do not neglect other important part of your children milestones like reading them books in a regular basis and consistently. Make learning a habit. Be consistent in what you have started and put focus and discipline in everything you do.
Meanwhile, I have accessed and downloaded a reading program at this website http://www.childrenlearningreading.org through Tomoson for product review purposes. Children Learning Reading is a super simple and effective, step-by-step program that helps parents teach their children how to read, with video proof shown on their website. Based on their product description, this reading program works amazingly well to teach children of all ages to read well. It’s simple enough to even teach 2 and 3 year old children to read. So, if you need help in teaching your children how to read feel free to visit Children Learning Reading website for information and please do see the videos posted on their site.
I have a 5 year old son who will be going to Kindergarten and a 4 year old daughter who will be in Pre-K this school opening. I am proud to say that my son can now read, spell and write a simple C-V-C (consonant-vowel-consonant) three letter words such as CAT, RAT, PIG and more. However, he is still far from being a reader as he needs more practice. My daughter on the hand is just starting and working on familiarizing the letter sounds of each letter names in the alphabet. No two individual are exactly alike therefore, I cannot use the same method of teaching my daughter to read. She is different from her brother. She is more playful and unpredictable. The Children Learning reading Program might work well with my daughter. She still have a long way to go and reading story and books is a good start. Reading a passage and stressing out the word in the sentence with your finger pointing at it to let the children know what that is. Take this one for example;
The Children Learning Reading Standard Edition consist of Stage 1 and 2. Begin at Children Learning Reading Stage 1 that discuss about Critical components of teaching children to read: 1) phonemic awareness and 2) synthetic phonics, blending and etc. It introduces letter names, letter sounds, words and proper writing direction as well. The program also has tips, ideas and suggestions on how to get your Child to Cooperate in the learning reading process. Important steps and sections of the program to follow for your children’s first lesson.
• The Importance of Blending
• Smooth Blending and Choppy Blending
• The Importance of Repeated Practice and Exposure
• The First Steps
• How to Teach Reading and Present Lessons
There is a whole lot more to know about the program and I need to follow it orderly to avoid confusion. However, since my son have already know some of the simple word I still applied to him other points from the program.
I skipped some of the steps but I make him read some of the words in capital letters as a review.
This step-by-step program, start off teaching capital letters, and then transition over to lowercase letters. The ultimate goal is to have your child become fluent in reading both capital and lowercase letters. The transition from capital letters to lowercase letters is a very simple and smooth one, as there are only about ten to twelve of the alphabet letters where there are notable differences between the capital and lowercase representations. Examples are found in the program and basically this is the reason why I reviewed the previous steps for my son even though he already knows some of the word. I think it helps to distinguish the lower case and the upper case.
Teaching children to read cannot be done and achieve over night. This is a long process and it is important to follow the guidelines properly and orderly. The step-by-step program is your tools and guide on how to teach your children. By the end of the lessons or the Learning Children Reading stage 2, you’ll have your children reading a short story, passage, and more. The are also bonuses included in the kit. Check it out now and get your own copy of Children Learning Reading Program.
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