5 Things NEVER to Say to a New Reader

It’s tough work learning to read! Here are some things you should never say to your new reader (aka emergent reader).
how to help new readers - Teaching a child to read is a big deal and hard work. For some kids it just clicks, but for others it can be more challenging. Here are some tips for new readers, 5 things to never say to an emerging reader (Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade).



Teaching a child to read can seem daunting.


It seems like such a huge jump from learning your alphabet  to reading words. And reading is something they will not only use throughout their whole life, but it is one of the most crucial skills they’ll need!


Along the path from ABCs to confident reader can be a bumpy road. Kids can feel self conscious and get easily frustrated. We need to build their self esteem so they will want to practice because as your mother said, practice makes perfect!


I love this article from Teach Mama with 5 things to NEVER say to an emerging reader. So many great tips for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers alike.



Here are some great resources for your Emerging Reader! Reading the Easy Way Preschool





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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.