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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

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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