If your child seems to have trouble with his reading, the time to catch it and help him is now.
Early help is best!
But I believe readers can be saved at any age, if a parent or teacher takes special notice and doesn’t stop until the help is made available.
You may want to have the child tested, and maybe the school will offer you help and guidance.
In the meantime, though, there are things you can do at home.
Listen to your child read. Talk about what she’s reading. Ask her opinion on various things she reads. Why does she like it? Hate it? What was the best part? Why did the little girl make the choice she did? Or, how do you think the little boy felt?
Basically, “What do you think?”
If her answers are clear and upbeat, things are probably good.
But if she avoids the discussion like the plague, won’t talk about it, or gets irritated or upset when you ask about reading—look a little closer.
Check with her teacher. Observe her reading habits. Build time into the day to read together, just for pure pleasure. Let her see you reading. All of these things should help propel her down a healthy path to reading success and achievement.
But if you’re worried—make a comment below, please! Or get in touch with me here. Pay attention now and avoid the many possible pitfalls down the road.
Believe me, it’s worth the time invested!
Tell me about your child. Do you have any worries or concerns? Talk to me below, and I guarantee I’ll talk back.