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Old Yesterday, 01:41 PM
 
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My child is in pre-school
and doing ok for his age , in the middle for most activities
but his reading needs most improvement
we sit and try to practice the words but it seems like a chore to him

any ideas how to make it more fun and engaging ? he recognizes all letters and some words but has problem reading words , the teachers have no expressed major concerns yet but i see this is going to be a problem in the future unless i do more now

thanks
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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM
 
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My child is in pre-school
and doing ok for his age , in the middle for most activities
but his reading needs most improvement
we sit and try to practice the words but it seems like a chore to him

any ideas how to make it more fun and engaging ? he recognizes all letters and some words but has problem reading words , the teachers have no expressed major concerns yet but i see this is going to be a problem in the future unless i do more now

thanks
Why do you feel it is a concern?
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM
 
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The best thing you can do now for him is get him to WANT to read, and enjoy stories.

Stories, not books like A is for Apple.

Stories that have a plot, and he enjoys listening to.
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Old Yesterday, 01:52 PM
 
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My child is in pre-school
and doing ok for his age , in the middle for most activities
but his reading needs most improvement
we sit and try to practice the words but it seems like a chore to him

any ideas how to make it more fun and engaging ? he recognizes all letters and some words but has problem reading words , the teachers have no expressed major concerns yet but i see this is going to be a problem in the future unless i do more now

thanks
Much of the advice from last year still applies.

3 yr old cannot recognize all letters
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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM
 
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My child is in pre-school
and doing ok for his age , in the middle for most activities
but his reading needs most improvement
we sit and try to practice the words but it seems like a chore to him

any ideas how to make it more fun and engaging ? he recognizes all letters and some words but has problem reading words , the teachers have no expressed major concerns yet but i see this is going to be a problem in the future unless i do more now

thanks
You should not be teaching a child this age to read. Preschool is supposed to be fun, not a chore. No, it won't be a problem in the future. He's 4, not even in kindergarten yet.

Read to him and with him, but don't pressure him to learn to read.

Read at least 20-30 minutes to your child every day. Reading to your child every day will help him have a longer attention span and better listening skills. ...
Read a variety of non-fiction.
Act out dramatic plays.
Use rich vocabulary. Speak to him often. Narrate what he is doing.
Point out letters.

You can, of course, also let him play on Starfall.com

That will give him some reading skills if he enjoys it. It uses games and teaches phonics. Don't worry or stress over this though. He has lots of time yet.

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/
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Old Yesterday, 02:02 PM
 
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There is no reason a 4 year old needs to read. Some can, most can’t, and can’t is absolutely no indication of intelligence. By 5th grade, you won’t know who read at 4 and who read at 7.

That said, I read to my kids all the time, and taught them letter sounds (they also went to Montessori), and they did figure out how to read relatively early. I couldn’t tell you exactly when now as it was that unimportant in the long run.
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM
 
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There is no reason a 4 year old needs to read. Some can, most canít, and canít is absolutely no indication of intelligence. By 5th grade, you wonít know who read at 4 and who read at 7.

That said, I read to my kids all the time, and taught them letter sounds (they also went to Montessori), and they did figure out how to read relatively early. I couldnít tell you exactly when now as it was that unimportant in the long run.
I agree. My kids could all read before Kinder, but it's not because I sat there and tried to force them to learn. It was because they loved being read to, and loved stories.
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Old Yesterday, 02:38 PM
 
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A four year old should be listening to you read and maybe doing some fun grocery store workbook pages teaching letters, etc. While listening to you read, maybe an occasional game to see if they can point to a word you just read and read it back is more than enough.
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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Illinois USA
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THANKS a lot for ideas
he loves stories esp involving role play
and animals
and his vocab is actually not bad
so I guess its not too late
I will
1-read to him more often and for longer periods
2- more extensive colorful words
3-point out words and read back at times
4-I will not just stick to kids books but read him all kinds of nonfiction too
5-I will try this starfall.com too

how do you guys go about practicing the letter sounds ? any ideas that may make them pay attention more ?


Ive read not so great things about ABC mouse , has anyone tried that ?
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Old Yesterday, 03:01 PM
 
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Read to him, read books that are stories with characters he likes or can relate to, make it fun and use all the voices, sounds and impromptu theatrics you can muster.

Then see if he wants to do the same for you when ready.

Make it fun. Make it time spent together. Make it something he will ask for at the end of each day.
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