Read to your children every day. Begin reading to them when they are infants. Use board books with bright colors, simple backgrounds, and textures. It does not matter if they understand what you are reading to them. They are learning to look at what you are looking at. They are learning to pay attention to your finger as you point to things on the page. They are learning to gaze at pictures and study them. They are learning to turn pages. They are also learning that books are valued in your home.
Read to yourself, for pleasure, every day. Do this in a public room in the house. When your children are a little older they will notice that reading is a very grown up thing to do, and that grown ups take pleasure in reading. They will want to be grown up, too. Don't ever stop this habit. Even when they enter middle school and high school, make it obvious that you read for pleasure.
As soon as they are old enough, get your children their own library cards. Also get them their own tote bag to carry their library books in. Teach them to always put the books back into the bag at the end of each reading session.
When your children are in preschool, draw pictures or make photos of their favorite toys, foods, and activities. Paste these pictures to cards and leave room for labels. Glue these to magnets and put them on the fridge. Have them point to the magnet that indicates what they want to eat or do. When they enter kindergarten, add a word beneath each picture to label the picture. This will raise their awareness of words.
As your children learn to read, gradually remove the pictures from the magnets. Begin with just one magnet. Teach them to read that word. as their reading improves, remove more pictures. Soon they will be reading the words to make their requests!
When your children have special requests from the store, have them make a list. If they can't write words yet, them have them draw pictures and tell you what the pictures mean. As they watch, print the words that go with the pictures. Have them carry the list to the store and "read" it to you.
During family dinners, campfire, and outings, make up silly stories together. Begin sentences and take turns finding silly endings to the sentences. Teaching them to value story telling with also teach them to value books.
When your children are curious and ask you a question, say, "Let's look up the answer together." Show them a variety of ways to find answers to questions: search engines, encyclopedias, specialized reference books at the library.
When your child is learning to read, do NOT correct them very often. Allow them to miss words, skip words, and mispronounce words. In the beginning stages, confidence is more important than accuracy. What's important is that your child learn to love the process of reading. If they feel good about reading, then they will spend more time reading. If they spend more time reading, then their reading will improve.
2010-10-28 20:08 编辑：kuaileyingyu