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Avoid These Five Common Mistakes When Teaching Children to Read

Mistake #1: Teaching Children Letter Symbols Before Their Sounds

Teaching letter symbols before their sounds creates confused learning and contradicts the ways our brain acquires language. The best way for children to learn reading is by following this successful learning principle... more...

Mistake #2: Teaching Young Students the Names of Letters

Parents and teachers are frequently pleased when children can identify the name of each letter, not realizing that this is actually a useless skill when... more...

Mistake #3: Using Uppercase Letters When First Teaching Children to Read and Write

America and the American educational system have a fascination with and strong attachment to using UPPER CASE letters in... more...

Mistake #4: Using Confusing Methods When Training Children to Read

Teaching too much at a time or teaching unclearly can be confusing to children who are learning the first steps in how to read. The best way for children to learn how to read is... more...

Mistake #5: Teaching Children the ABC Song

And now onto the the biggest sacred cow of teaching children how to read - the ABC Song. It is such a cultural icon that some groundwork had to be presented on... more...

Teaching Your Children the Sounds of Letters Builds the Vital Foundation for Reading

The Phonetic Sounds of Letters

Teaching the sounds of letters before introducing letter symbols is important for your children's reading success. Here's a list of the... more...