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help your child to readActivities for Smart Kids is pleased to announce our online reading course through our sister site – Help Your Child to Read .  If you are interested in making sure your child masters the fundamental reading skills, then read on.

“Help Your Child to Read Better” covers all you need to know about developing your child’s ability to read and write in a systematic and step by step way.

With our online course “Help Your Child to Read Better”, you’ll discover how to:

  • Use your skills to prepare activities that will develop your child’s reading and writing.
  • Check your child’s sound awareness and knowledge and show how to blend three letter words and build on them.
  • Teach your child the different spelling of vowels in words.
  • Show how words can have similar spelling patterns.
  • Choose the type of books that support fluent reading.
  • Introduce comprehension skills.

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Writing Matters: The link between poor handwriting & poor spelling

Children can be difficult to deal with and can refuse to comply when an adult asks them to do something to a most frustrating level.
I have a student who has decided he won’t do as I asked concerning a habit he needed to break. And what is more I couldn’t make him.

My initial response was to let him have his way.  It wasn’t worth the trouble but that was the wrong approach.

I am the adult and know the reason why I am asking him to change.

I accepted I couldn’t make him and told him so but he was not to behave that way in tutoring sessions because I have his best interests at heart.  I would continue to urge him to change.

What was all this angst about?

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Phonemic Awareness Activities Parents Can Play With Their Child

Phonemic awareness is the foundation skill beginning readers must master.

Phonemic awareness is not a new term.  It became known in educational circles as a result of researchers publishing their findings on early literacy development and reading disability.

PHONEMIC AWARENESSPhonemic awareness is the ability to hear and segment (break up) the sounds in words. The discrete sounds of speech (approximately 44) are used to make words. These sounds are called phonemes.

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Toe by Toe: A Highly Structured Multi-Sensory Reading Manual for Teachers and Parents Answers the Question How Do I Teach My Child to Read?

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How do I teach my child to read is a question asked by many concerned parents of children who are struggling to learn to read?

Unfortunately many children leave primary (elementary) school unable to read fluently. This is a serious issue for without the ability to read and write a child has limited opportunities both personal and vocational.

It is estimated that 20% of the adult population struggle with reading.

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