Tips to help your child with reading. A number of important aspects and conditions include:
Choosing a book together that is consistent with the experimental world of your child. Reading is fun!
Make sure it does not involve too much struggle. If it turns out that a book does not connect well with the interests of your child, just choose something else.
Praise your child about the things that go well and do not dwell on mistakes made.
For who is it?
Boekstart is a (Dutch) program for parents with children aged 0 to 4 years.
What can we do?
There are three steps to follow, beginning with a half-page:
First you (the parent) reads the text out loud.
Then read the same text again together; repeat it in a gentle tone and encourage your child to repeat and read with you.
Let you child read out loud independently – here you can support them by repeating any words they may find difficult to say.
** The importance of helping to read difficult words: if your child hesitates or stammers on a word, you can simply help by saying the word. That keeps the reading tempo and gives your child a greater sense of security. Your child will recognize the appropriate word next time, which makes reading go more smoothly.