How to teach your child to read?
You can teach your child to read by flashing black and white index cards- saying only the sound of each letter. Use the short vowel sounds and do not say letter names. In order for a child to learn how to read they need to learn how to sound out each letter. You can introduce letter names later on, that is the easy part. Create your own flash cards by taking index cards and using a black marker to write lower case letters. Using a black marker on white index cards creates contrast that children can see and recognize better. Using lower case letters to start off is important because lower case letters are more frequent in reading.
Flash the cards once a day. It should not take more than 1 minute to go through all of them. It is recommended you sit the child on a high chair if he/she is a toddler or if older a location where the child will not be distracted. Once your child learns the letter sounds A-Z now you can start blending two and three letter words! Start the Elemental Phonics book to practice two letter blends, 3 letter words, and sentences. They are in a particular order progressing from easy to hard.
To teach alphabet letter names use an alphabet chart and sing the ABC song.
With less than 10 minutes a day you can teach your child to read! Always remember to read to your child each day to instill a love for reading and to build their vocabulary.
Jade practicing blends at age 2