We’re now realizing that learning to read is like a fingerprint. Every kid does it differently.
Research about how to teach reading is exploding because illiteracy is related to crime and causes significant human misery.
Learning the names of letters and mastering the sounds that letters make are critical, but where do you go from there when introducing reading to your toddler?
Vocabulary. Without vocabulary, reading has no meaning.
How do you teach vocabulary to a toddler?
Begin building vocabulary using books with one large picture on each page and say the word.
Children don’t look at the written word until they’re actually ready to read, so don’t bother yet with teaching them to read words.
Got lots of books with a few pictures on each page? Cut a “window” out of poster board and show one picture at a time. Baby’s vocabulary will soar!
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