Child Reading: Love Can’t Be Forced?

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Okay, you’ve done a big job having taught your little pea to read, but how to make a child love reading? What if the process goes like pulling teeth? If your kid isn’t up to reading for some reasons, these three simple tricks can whet his appetite for books.

Before we start…

To help your child love reading, first and foremost, arm yourself with patience: it will take not a day, and not even a week, but the results are worth trying. There are some basic recommendations:

  1. In the beginning, you should combine reading with joy. No repressions. Don’t be tempted to say “Come on, one more line, please”, or “Just another tale, baby”. Think of any appropriate maneuvers, but your child should really want to read, even if there’s no real understanding of what’s just been read.
  2. Every read word is a little victory – share kid’s gladness with it.
  3. Don’t attract kid’s attention to mistakes – try correcting them without being noticed, or don’t do it at all.
  4. Select suitable books for your first reading sessions: they should be bright, with big letters and many illustrations. The most important – there must be a gripping plot to have the kid involved.

You can think of some innovative ways to make your child fall in love with reading, or use three smart methods below.

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Amusing Preschool Math

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Did you know that knowing preschool math is essential for further learning? Math is a pretty difficult subject that appears to be very challenging in school. Besides, some kids simply don’t possess mathematical mindset, which can only complicate things, that’s why it’s important to teach them counting and numbers.

Math essentials for school

When teaching the basics of mathematics, keep in mind that ideally your kid should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • counting to ten in increasing and decreasing order, the ability to recognize numbers by order and randomly, knowing both cardinal number (one, two, three…) and ordinal numbers (first, second, third…) and numeral adjectives;
  • the ability to make numbers after ten (eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen);
  • recognition and imaging of basic geometric figures (circle, triangle, square);
  • deals, the ability to divide objects on 2-4 equal parts;
  • basics of measurement: a kid should be able to measure length, width and height with the help of a ruler, a lace or sticks;
  • comparison of objects: bigger – smaller, wide – narrow, higher – lower.

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20 Group Games for Toddlers

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No matter how many toys you buy, all of them can become boring sooner or later – this is where games for toddlers come in handy. Children need new impressions more than anyone else. Time to step up with the new gripping activities for them!

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