October 27, 2011

Teaching your Toddler



Teaching my son is really a challenge to me because I am not good in teaching kids. I am not patient enough to teach toddler that is the main reason why I do not like to be a teacher but of course when I became a mom, everything change, I have to teach my son whether I like it or not.

My son just turned three this month and I thought this is the best time to start teaching him how to read and write. I’ve noticed that he loves books and he reads books even he doesn’t know how to read. When he reads, he will just name all the pictures on each page.

I’ve posted before the books that I’ve bought for him, his top 3 favourite books are “Fly High”, Good Night San Francisco” and Plenty of Penguins. He can only read the title because we’ve been reading these books for the nth time.


Then I research and read different forums and blogs for some ideas because I am really clueless and I do not know how to start. I’ve learned about Dolch Sight Words, so I immediately list all the words and create a flash card. I just used my old checkbook and write all the words.

a
and
away
big
blue
can
come
down
find
for
funny
go
help
here
I
in
is
it
jump
little
look
make
me
my
not
one
play
red
run
said
see
the
three
to
two
up
we
where
yellow
you

Click here for the link.


I showed him the flash cards and read the word one by one, then I asked him to read but instead of reading the words, he spelled out each letter. For example, FUNNY, he will shout F-U-N-N-Y. Then I realized that I forgot to teach him PHONIC SOUNDS.

Someone suggested this video and my son enjoyed watching it so I am pretty sure that your kids will also enjoy this video and will have a LSS after watching it.



So far, he can read a, can, funny, go and I, we do not do this every day because there are days that he doesn’t want to read, he just want to play. I do not want to pressure him so I take one step at a time.

While doing my blog hopping, I stumbled upon 1+1+1=1  blog and spent most of my days reading her blog. I read and save her free printable materials and worksheet including Color by Number Sight Words. I have downloaded all the worksheet and this will be my little project this coming long weekend because I have to print and color each letter. I hope this will stimulate my son’s interest in reading.


Click here for the link.

I do appreciate if you could share your ideas too so I can learn more from your experiences.


11 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing michi! i will try these with andrei!

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  2. I'm not a mom yet, but I find this really interesting. Now that you mention it, I can't actually remember how my parents taught me how to read. Teaching the alphabet is easy, but teaching phonic sounds is really a challenge. Anyway, thanks for sharing this! I might find this really useful when I become a mom :)

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  3. Then it makes me miss Ethan even more. I miss his abc's and I tell my husband about the " "milk again". Ethans words that I found so sweet to hear. I missed our time together playing outside. It's like seeing sunshine on his face. Love you Ethan!

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  4. thanks so much sis for sharing...this will greatly help our study time! :)

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  5. jenggai and kath - no problem. happy to help.

    sumi go - i agree, it's hard to learn phonic sounds, i just realized i don't know some phonic sounds. hihihi!

    joy - uwi ka na ulit. hehe!

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  6. I let Andrei watch the video last night and you were right, sis! He began following the song, too! All smiles ang mommy sympre hehe :)

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  7. ^good for you sis, LSS talaga sa mga kids. =)

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  8. My daughter loves that song.

    great tips. my daughter is a beginner reader too. so far she can read 3 letter words but she does it phonetically

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  9. My daughter has just learned ABC. As soon as ma-complete na nya yung letters ng alphabet since some are still missing, I'd let her watch the video too :) Thanks for sharing, sis!
    Have a happy long weekend :)

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