Forty-three percent of LilSugar readers said that they taught their child to read. While reading to your lil one for 30 minutes each day introduces the concept of words and may instill a love of the activity, it takes more than that to teach your tot to read. Here are five play-based activities to introduce pre-reading concepts at home.
It's elementary my dear Watson! Reading to your child isn't just quality time spent with the tot. The activity can help introduce early reading skills, like the correct direction to read, phonics, and the concept of a beginning, middle and end of a story. While many preschools work on pre-reading skills throughout their day, others leave the task to parents and caretakers in the home. The shift in teaching has led to an increased popularity of learn to read video programs, since parents want their children to be ahead of the learning curve.
Did you teach your child to read, or did her teachers?