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What is it?
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.