If you could do one thing to help your child become a life-long reader, THIS IS IT!
Montessori expert Maren Schmidt advises, "Learning to read is a process that begins a long time before your child enters kindergarten."
She suggests that a parent can create a language rich environment by doing the following:
Reading to your child
Singing to and with your children
Speaking clearly and directly to your child so he can see your face to see how words are formed o helping your child become aware that words are made up of individual sounds. This skill is called phonemic awareness.
Helping your child know that letters represent sounds, a skill that is called letter/sound recognition.
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