Teaching how to read: An introduction to reading for kids
Start early by focusing on phonetics
It’s never too early to start reading with your child! Even babies can benefit from hearing stories read out loud. As your child gets older, you can start introducing the alphabet and basic phonics, such as “a” makes the sound “ah,” or “b” makes the sound “buh.” You can use songs or games to make this fun for them.
Read aloud Regularly
Reading aloud is one of the best ways for kids to learn new words and practice their pronunciation. Try reading a few pages of a book together each day before bedtime, or have kids follow along as you read aloud (if they’re not yet able to). Letting them pick out books at the library also encourages them to be excited about reading.
Learn to read with games
Games and learning? At first, they might seem like an oxymoron. But the truth is that games are now being universally used as learning tools. Today, they’re an integral part of teaching toolkits. So, how exactly does gaming help kids learn?
Gamification applies elements from games to non-game scenarios such as learning to read. It rewards certain behaviors with prizes, which encourages and strengthens that behaviour.
Game-based learning is based on the fact that quick repetition, failure, and the eventual accomplishment of goals are key to effective learning. This is the concept around which most video and mobile games are designed.
Successful and popular games all have the same pattern. They start off slow, allowing players to learn skills until they can handle more difficult tasks. These games initially have simple problems that let the players believe that they can solve them. Slowly, the games become more challenging but with just about enough difficulty which encourages players to keep playing until they can successfully master the game.
Build Vocabulary and Context Clues
Another key aspect of learning to read is understanding context clues. When you come across an unfamiliar word while reading together, help your child figure out what it means by looking at the images or other words around it. This will help build their vocabulary and improve their comprehension skills. Additionally, talking about stories after finishing a book can help solidify concepts for young readers.
Use an effective learning tool
The gamelike user interface of GraphoGame provides kids with a fun and highly effective way of learning to read, offering motivational support, instant feedback and challenges suited for all ages and abilities. GraphoGame’s dynamic level design quickly adapts to the skill level of the student, delivering a playing experience that keeps kids motivated.
Priced affordably, GraphoGame allows parents to empower their children with a powerful reading tool based on the same science used at expensive private schools.
GraphoGame is 100% ad free, safe for kids, and designed to support independent learning. This means parental participation is not required – although we encourage you to take a look now and again and enjoy seeing firsthand how learning to read sparks enthusiasm and excitement in your child.
GraphoGame has been downloaded over 3.8 million times, making it one of the most popular apps in the world for learning to read.