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How Pre-Reading Skills leads to Reading Success

Ever wonder how I make my boys, Hanafi & Hambali love books?

The keyword is pre-reading skills. Reading is merely a visual representation of the spoken word. And just as we teach our children to talk & the appropriate words for objects & people, we can begin early to teach our children how letters represent certain sounds & when those letter symbols are grouped, they form words.

Pre-reading activities begin early & most parents aren’t even aware they are preparing their young child to read.It’s all about exposing the child to both spoken & written language.Parents can set their children up for success without pushing by making sure that they have the maximum exposure to these activities.

If you are currently doing any, some or all of the 10 Steps as listed below, you are in the right track.

1. Singing the alphabet song to help your cranky baby get to sleep.

2. Your child’s bedroom or playroom plastered with ABC posters or carpeted with ABC mat.

3. Vibrant letter magnets is easily reachable for your child adorn the refrigerator.

4. Parent who talk often with their children long before the child can hold up their own conversation are actually teaching their children pre-reading skills.

5. Exposure through to those well-recognized early reader board books. These books, made from thick cardboard and easy for less-than-nimble fingers to manipulate have simple, colourful pictures and short basic words.

6. Model reading. Children who see their parents reading, often become readers & come to accept that reading is a matter-of-fact activity.

7. Read aloud is one of the best ways to encourage interest in reading.

8. Establish a place in the child’s room for his or her books. A feeling of ownership is important!

9. Schedule regular family visits to the bookstore & library, even if your child doesn’t seem interested in taking out books.

10. Buy book or magazine for yourself & let your children know it!

If you want more tips on reading specifically by age group, have a look on my previous chat as listed below :

Love to read : Reading to baby & toddler

Love to read : Techniques on instill a love of reading

Love to read : Reading to preschooler

Who said BOOK is Booorrriiinggg??!!

How to teach ABC creatively & effectively

Do enjoy quiet time reading with your beloved children!

December 25, 2009 - Posted by | Adore HOMESCHOOLING, Lifestyle on Parenting, Notes on EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


  1. setakat ni I baru buat few steps , will try the other steps suggested by u. thanks babe

    Comment by yatie chomeyl | December 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. thx for the tips..I am very lack of read to baby skill..sbb maknya pun kurng membaca kot ek..??

    Comment by Dayah | December 25, 2009 | Reply

  3. am I late.. nope never too late than never.. .. baru realise tapi mmg kena spend at least 5-10 minutes time, reading to them…a few tu ada yang buat tapi jauhnya kedai buku ngan library la nie..

    Comment by nadnye | December 25, 2009 | Reply

  4. cool k.Hanz…me ada 4 anak dan 4 buku sll di unjukkan suruh umi baca… paling best sekali Arwa, antang umi dia blogging dia mula tarik2 baju suruh duduk atas lantai saa dengan dia….baca buku!!

    Comment by Sitisifir10 | December 28, 2009 | Reply

  5. Yatie…do share to learn frm other moms too! :>

    Comment by Hanz | December 28, 2009 | Reply

  6. Dayah, your most welcome! :>

    Comment by Hanz | December 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. Nad, betul..never too late than never.. :>

    Comment by Hanz | December 28, 2009 | Reply

  8. Pija, baguslah Arwa! Keep on motivate dia ya! :>

    Comment by Hanz | December 28, 2009 | Reply

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