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How to Totally Make Your Toddler Read and Write!

Aug 11, 2008
As you know, toddlers are like little sponges, they soak up whatever is directed at them and knowledge is no exception. In fact, toddlers that are taught in a positive and stimulating environment, have an advantage over those that do not. They are able to read and write very early, and typically score above average in test scores.

In this article, we will teach you 10 ways to totally make your toddler read and write.

1. Create an environment that is conducive to learning. For instance, you can buy or check out library books, purchase a small desk, supplies, as well as a bulletin board. Then, set up a designated area that will be your childrens learning area. Make the area visually appealing and fun so that it will stimulate your childs learning senses.

2. Have a set time for learning sessions. Toddlers thrive on a schedule and although it will not always work out, having a set time for learning will give them something to look forward to.

3. Keep learning sessions short. Remember that toddlers have short attention spans so always keep your lessons short and sweet. The best thing that you can do is to stop the sessions before your little one tuckers out.

4. Accentuate the positive. When your child shows a willingness to learn and puts her best foot forward then reward her for her efforts. Stickers and small prizes work wonders for building self esteem in children.

5. Have the right educational tools. Currently there are all sorts of online and offline tools that you can use to teach your child. Hooked on Phonics even offers a Pre-k program that is specifically tailored to teaching toddlers to read. In addition, Baby Einstein has wonderful phonetic videos that you and your child can watch and learn.

6. Use everyday life experiences to facilitate the learning experience. For example, you do not have to wait until you are at the learning station to teach your toddler. For instance, if you see a car say car and then spell it out. When you go to the grocery store say apple and then spell it out. Make everyday opportunities learning experiences.

7. Do not put any pressure on your toddler to succeed. Do not put any pressure on your child to succeed. Simply make learning fun. This can be done by playing word and rhyming games and even educational board games.

8. Teach your children the phonetic sounds of words. That is, teach them the sounds that the letters make. This will help them develop the ability to write and read.

9. Read to your child. Toddlers love stories so make an effort to read to them every single day but do not just read the story, talk about it and then ask them to draw pictures about the story.

10. Have fun. Remember to enjoy the process. And do not get so caught up in the reading and writing process that you forget to have a fun time!

In conclusion, you are your childrens first reading and writing teacher. By making the process fun, you will set the stage for a lifetime of learning adventures.
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