Pre-school reading with parents
One of the most rewarding activities that a parent or grandparent can share with a child is teaching them to read. Beginning Reading Instruction (BRI) makes the process as simple as possible.
BRI makes the ‘how-to’ of reading crystal clear and eliminates faulty techniques like guessing, while engaging the new reader in the adventures of its mischievous animal characters. Level 1 consists of 4 volumes with 6 stories apiece, accompanied by the brief Getting Started with BRI guide. It takes just a few minutes to absorb the instructions; armed with this information, and the stories themselves, the exciting journey towards fluent reading can begin.
Why should I teach my child to read?
Studies from all areas of language show that it is easier to learn linguistic patterns early in childhood.
We now know that parents can raise a child’s level of intelligence substantially by the ways in which they care for them during the first six years of life. Fast-growing brains need stimulating mental activity and learning to read is one of the most satisfying and worthwhile forms of early learning.
In the early 1900s Dr Montessori discovered that pre-school children could learn to read and enjoy the process immensely. Since that time, numerous research studies carried out on early reading have documented its long-term benefits for children.
We teach our young children many skills such as catching a ball, balancing bricks, and sorting shapes. Learning to read is just as much fun and even more rewarding for little children – matching sounds to the squiggles on the page and ‘pushing’ those sounds together to form a word. Young children are natural learners.
A few 3-year-olds and most 4-year-olds are ready to learn to read – but some prove unhappy, fidgety, and unwilling to follow instructions like ‘sound out the words, don’t guess’. If this is the case, just continue the immensely valuable activity of reading to the child for a couple of months and then try again.
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