Help Your Child Learn to Read: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself Guide by Dee ReidHelp Your Child Learn to Read: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself Guide by Dee Reid

Help Your Child Learn to Read: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself Guide

byDee Reid, Diane Bentley

Paperback | February 1, 2011

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Helpful advice for instilling a love of reading from an early age

Help Your Child to Read shows you how to develop your child’s skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping the child at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability.


  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Strategies and tips for helping children make progress at school
  • What to read with children to boost their skills
  • Sensible advice for how to limit the negative effect of television and video

    Topics includes: Why is it important to learn to read?; Why is learning to read English difficult?; Why should parents help?; Reading to your baby; Reading to your infant; Reading to your toddler (2-3 years); Reading with your pre-school child (3-4 years) ; Starting school (4-5 years); Reading with your 5-7 years; Children with reading difficulties (6-11 years); Children who can read but don’t (8-11); The young fluent reader (6-7 years); The older fluent reader (8-11 years)

Dee Reid and Diana Bentley are Independent Language Consultants and Fellowes of Oxford Brookes University. They are literacy experts and between them have written over 100 books helping children to read.
Title:Help Your Child Learn to Read: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.71 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1/Why is it important to learn to read?/Quotations; even in a digital age the importance of reading;/Why is learning to read English difficult?/44 sounds, 26 letters – lack of phonic matching/Why should parents help?/parents can offer their children/Chapter 2/Reading to your baby (3 – 12 months)/Immersing your baby in spoken language/The importance of songs, rhymes and rhythms/Case study/What to look for in a baby book/Chapter 3/Reading to your infant (1- 2 years)/Developing talk through reading/What if he doesn’t like sharing a book?/Case study/Television and videos/Bedtime reading/Case study/Choosing books/Frequently asked questions/Chapter 4/Reading to your toddler (2 – 3 years)/The three 'T's: Talking, Telling and Thinking/Phonics Phase 1: listening to sounds/Learning songs and rhymes/Environmental print/Reading games and activities/How to share a book/Television and video/Case study/Choosing books/Bedtime reading/Frequently asked questions/Chapter 5/Reading with your pre-school child (3 – 4 years)/Phonics Phase 2: hearing sounds in words/The importance of rhyming/Recognising whole words – own name, labels/Reading games and activities/Traditional stories/Re-telling with story language/Immersing in reading – using the library, listening to audio CDs/Television and video/Case studies/Bedtime reading/Choosing books/Frequently asked questions/Chapter 6/Starting school (4 - 5 years)/How do schools introduce reading?/What do we do when we read?/Hearing your child read/Case studies/The importance of reading to your child/Reading games and activities/Boys and reading/Do's and Don'ts/Case study/Frequently asked questions/Chapter 7/Reading with your 5 – 7 years/How do schools teach reading?/Reading schemes/Phonics/Getting going with reading/What if my child is not reading?/Case studies/Hearing your child read – pause, prompt and praise/Reading games and activities/How is reading assessed?/What is a Reading Age?/When should I speak to the teacher?/Reading and understanding/Television and videos/Enjoying reading with your child/Choosing books/On-screen reading/Frequently asked questions/Chapter 8/Children with reading difficulties (6 – 11 years)/Why might some children find reading difficult?/Where to go for help?/What are Special Educational Needs?/What is dyslexia?/What is an I.E.P?/Case studies/Do’s and Don’ts/Chapter 9/Children who can read but don’t (8 – 11)/Why do some children not like reading?/How parents can encourage reading?/Fostering the reading habit/Reading incentives/Choosing books/Balancing reading and TV viewing/Case study/Do's and Don’ts/Frequently asked questions/Chapter 10/The fluent reader (6 – 11)/The young fluent reader (6- 7 years)/Talking about reading/Ensuring a range of reading/Case study/The older fluent reader (8 – 11 years)/Talking about reading/Ensuring a range of reading/Case study/Frequently asked questions/Taking it further/Contact details and websites/Index