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How To Teach Your Child To Read

Reading is an enjoyable pastime for children when they can read. Most kids eyes will light up with excitement as they eagerly open a new book, but when they can’t read, it becomes a drudgery and heavy burden. It makes me sad to see a child heave a big sigh when it comes time for him to read. How You Don't Want Your Child to Read Your child reluctantly opens a book and starts reading the words that he recognizes. Everything is fine with the first few words that he can read, until he encounters (Read more...)
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7 Ways To Support Your Child’s Reading

While your child is learning to read, she needs your support to help her practice and internalize what she is learning. Children can develop reading problems when they don’t get enough reading practice. At school, it is difficult for your child to get one-on-one practice with her teacher, so she needs reinforcement at home with you. My advice to parents of children who come to me for reading tuition, has always been to support their child’s reading at home. I tell parents that it is not enough (Read more...)
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7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For Reading

Before you begin to teach your child to read, you need to first lay out a foundation to pave the way for reading success. Start preparing your child for reading early, so that when he is ready to learn to read,  he will be eager and excited InshAllah! Here are 7 suggestions to prepare your child for reading. 1. Model Reading As a parent, you need to read and model the reading habit to your child. Your child should see you reading often, so she can look up to you and see that you value reading (Read more...)
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8 Fun Ideas To Keep Little Kids Busy

You are a busy mom with so many things to do. The laundry, the vacuuming, the cleaning, the cooking, the washing and maybe a part-time job. On top of everything else you have to supervise and entertain your children. If only you had a few hours where your children are busy doing something that requires low supervision so you can get on with your work. Or maybe you need a break. With so much to do, you want your children to be busy having fun while you put your feet up, catch-up on some reading (Read more...)