Monday, December 16, 2013

Teaching My Kid To Read

My kid is now 5 years old and I want to actually start teaching him how to talk and read if possible. I was told by my mom that when I was at this age, I was already talking in full sentences and I could easily read children’s books too. So with that, we all assume now that my own kid must have the same blood as me and maybe could also be taught early, as anyway he will be going to preschool in a year’s time too. Better start him early at this time was the decision both my wife and I made.

We got online to search for teaching methods for kids, and what we came up with was this phonics based reading. Difficult as it may sound based on the name, I actually found out this was the most commonly used method that maybe I even used too when I was a kid. Using the sounds of each alphabet and letters, you would teach a kid how to pronounce and read at the same time.

By breaking down words into their phonics, you can easily teach the kid both reading and speaking it at the same time. It was very viable, and we even downloaded some online instructional videos so we can watch it first and then we will start teaching it to our kid soon after.

As it turned out, my kid was a natural. He was able to understand the phonics easily and since we are coaching him and teaching him the sounds and he imitates us, I know it won’t be long before he really starts speaking and reading full sentences on his own. I hope he really surpasses me when he grows up, and at the moment, I really am a proud dad to this amazing kid.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Your Child Can Read!

Here is a video that combines reading and learning to read with singing. This method has been used with some success by other parents. Very interesting system.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Teaching With Nursery Rhymes

A nice long video with a bunch of nursery rhymes you can read along with your kids.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Funny Dog Reading

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This is funny. Who has ever had something like this happen at their house LOL!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Teach your kid phonics based reading

The idea about phonics based reading is that you use the sounds made by the letters of the alphabet and the letter symbols in order to make the child understand how to read much easier. This is one of the most effective ways to be able to teach a child to read and say words fast and easy. It is proven to work and it will really be an advantage if this is the method you will learn to be able to teach your kids also. Phonic lesson actually breaks down the words into the sounds of the character of letters.

 By pronouncing each and every letter this way, you can easily form different sound combinations that will eventually teach a child to understand the word, pronounce it out, and spell it also, so you are hitting two birds with one stone this way.

You have to remember, teaching kids to read will be very hard as their attention is easily diverted by other things so you have to make it as fun and as easy as possible. Phonic based reading together with picture cards can sure make things happen for teaching a kid. This is a tried and tested method that has been used for centuries now, and doing it the right way will yield benefits faster than you can imagine.

If you are not sure about how to go about it, you can easily find websites online nowadays that can teach you the basic methods of phonics based reading. With those things, you surely will have no problems applying this to your own children when needed. There are even videos that you can download if you want that also focuses on this teaching method, so as you can see, things really will be much faster, much easier in teaching your kids the phonic based way of reading.

Friday, October 25, 2013

What This Blog is About: Education

THis blog I want to make into a resource for education and children. Today our school teachers are overwhelmed with a large student class and limited funding. To be a teacher today you have to really be inventive and care! With this blog I would like to highlight some of the teachers who are making a difference.

Also I want to add different resources that parents can use and go to for help when educating their children. Because even though it is the teachers job to educate it is the parents responsibility to ensure their children are getting educated.