- Identify letters in everyday settings
- Read to your child regularly
- Ask questions during storytime
- Be a good reading example
- Sounding out – help your child sound out words he/she sees everyday
- Bold graphics create a sense of movement
- Each letter is accompanied by a number, which is shown in numeral form
- Children can count the number of letters, reinforcing both the alphabetic and numeric learning
Mark Gonyea is the author of several books for children, including A Book About Design, A Book About Color, and most recently, The Spooky Box (all from Henry Holt), as well as the web comic series Mr. Oblivious. His recent successful Kickstarter campaign for a graphic counting poster called One to One Hundred more than met its mark. Mark spent the better portion of his early life watching tv, going to movies, and playing video games, little realizing this was to be the essential ground work for a successful career in cartooning and graphic design. Mark lives in Burlington, Vermont.
Disclosure: I received a book to facilitate my review. Any opinion expressed in this article is based on my experience with the book/brand.
Cindy Kuykendall says
The best way to get awesome readers is to read, read, read to them make it a fun time and part of their daily routine
Anel Winney says
Make sure you read to them, so they hear the words too!
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
Use your finger to track the words when you read.
Make sure you read to them every day and as many books as they will sit through.
Meghan Finley says
Make it part of your routine
Kelly Faber says
Be patient and make reading fun…read with emotion! 🙂
DG Middendorf says
Use your finger to follow from left to right early on. It will be much easier for them to learn that is the correct way to read.
Ashley Rose says
I think parents should know that reading isn't just important for 3-4 year olds because they know whats happening in the story but reading is important for babies too! They can hear the words and see the pictures which stimulates their brains and grows their vocabulary! Reading is wonderful!
Set aside a time for reading on a daily basis and stick to this schedule.
terry maigi says
My best tip is to start when they're young! It becomes routine and will help grow their vocabulary!
Jamie Hammel says
Start early!! I started reading to both of my children when they were still in the womb. My 12 year old is in all honors classes and my 11 month old would rather sit and read books with me than play with any toy.