So... READING with a 26 month old... Hmmmm... Can it happen?!?!? Absolutely... Is it difficult?!?! Eh... Not particularly... It's all about your patience level (at least in my case) -- And how is my patience, you ask?? Well, I'll tell you: IT IS PRETTY DAG ON AWESOME! :)
Back to the lecture at hand... HAHA -- I've been going over sight words and such with Choca and reading the SAME books over and over again to her (NAMELY: The Missing Piece and Hop On Pop)... So, when we read the books now, she helps me read it to her and even wants to sit down and read it to me!!! :)
Now as you can see, Choca likes to get through it...QUICKLY!!! -- Maybe her patience level is a LOT less than mine!! HAHAHA!! However, she's getting there!!!
Question: How do you get your child to read and UNDERSTAND the words?
Answer: Repetition...Repetition...REPETITION!!!! Continually going over the same words, reading the same books, finding those words out in the community, on television, etc. AND, let them know the definition of the word... Explain it to them!! :) Remember, children WANT to learn... They NEED to learn!! Who better to teach them than their parents!!?!?! Even if they are in public school, continue schooling them when they get home!! They'll thank you for it! -- This has helped up TREMENDOUSLY with helping Choca learn to read!!! Actually, it's helped us with ALL areas of her homeschooling! Repetition is the SPICE OF LIFE when it comes to learning!! :)
And YES!! Make it fun!!! Make it exciting for them!! It's important for them to WANT to learn... It's important for them to get EXCITED when they are about to learn!! Laugh, and be JOYOUS with it!! There is NOTHING like seeing your child smiling and ready to PLAY while learning!!!
|Miss Choca playing and ACTUALLY looking for the missing piece in her book! :)|
|Choca & I after our Homeschooling Session!! :) ALL SMILES!|
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