Teach Your Child To Read

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Welcome to “Teach Your Child To Read”

“Teach Your Child to Read” is a new site which will explain the best learning techniques, games, methods and products including phonics, ideas to increase phonemic awareness, how to use sight words and sight words lists and more. Everything you need to help your child develop their reading skills and to help you to help them. (Which means you get to spend time together too!). The pages are organised so that you can find specific sight words games and activities, phonics games and phonemic awareness activities which will all encourage you and your child as you teach your child to read.

Teach Your Child To Read

Teach Your Child To Read

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I’m Lynne, a busy teacher and mother of three. Whenever I can I’ll be adding to the “Teach Your Child To Read” site with new articles, tips and ideas about helping your child to read and write. Please bookmark the site and keep visiting to see all the new things here or follow using the RSS reader to the right. In the future I’m hoping to put up a forum where parents can ask me or each other questions, make suggestions, review products etc., where we can help and support each other on the journey to bringing up literate children and eager readers.

Remember – click on the Categories tab on the right to find what you are looking for if you get stuck!

We look forward to seeing you here regularly and just to start to teach your child to read straight away get these sight words cards and phonics games in “The Reading Lesson”.

And remember to share this site with others using the Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and other icons below thanks

Lynne

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Giving an education for life, the gift of reading and helping your child on the road to being a competent reader are some of the greatest gifts that we as parents can give. Here at Teach Your Child To Read we obviously give books at Christmas to our children but we try to establish a balance between enjoyment and education in the reading that our children do.

This Christmas our eldest will get a set of books that will surprise her, obviously I cannot say too much on the blog here. Father Christmas will bring a lot of Usborne Early readers for our 5 year old and our 3 year old will be getting a lot of Usbornes first letter sounds books with the emphasis being on phonics now that she recognises many of the letters and is able to write her own name.

How are you going to help your child to read this Christmas? Can we suggest getting on over to our Usborne books page and ordering a lot of books. Apart from the obvious educational benefits there are more social benefits too to reading with your child. The bond between you and your little ones is increased and these books will grow to become their favourites as they get used to the fact that they are identified with the first books they are able to read independently.

Look out for our great offers coming up too in the New Year when we will be selling off any stock we have in packets for specific ages and abilities at discounts of up to 30%. We look forward to receiving you orders and helping you to help to teach your child to read.

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The first people who signed up for our newsletter and free online course are now half way through the reading programme having reached the twelfth and thirteenth letter. The results from the feedback that we are getting are very good and now there is the opportunity to actually buy the course for those whose children are moving forward more quickly. Some will still stay with the rhythm of one letter a week and there is nothing wrong with that at all. However some parents have been asking for a more rapid pace, something not possible in the autoresponder sequence, and now you can.

There are two ways to receive the whole course, Digital Download or USB. The course from a digital download which is in a zip file is $47, the USB version is $67 and also includes the access digitally so you can start straight away. All you need to do is sign up by sending a mail to lynne@teachyourchildtoread.net labelled “DIGITAL DOWNLOAD” or “USB”. We will then send you a payment request using Paypal which you can pay for with your own Paypal account or using a credit card. (As a special offer before Christmas we are going to give you two USB’s for just $20 more, $87 to get the course yourself and also give your friend a copy so that you can work through it together.

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I work at Cambridge House Community College in Valencia. We have just made our first order of Usborne Books for the school and as a result the school gets 60% of the value of the order in free books and they can choose any they want from our catalogue. The school is excited by this free source of books and the parents are ecstatic because they now have a source of books that help them when they are helping to teach their children to read at home.

If you work at a school in Spain or are a parent of a child in a Spanish International School and want to help your school to get more resources for free as well as have an income stream in commissions for the person who becomes the Usborne representative at the school then just get in touch with lynne@teachyourchildtoread.net to find out more about how your child’s school can benefit from the tie up with Usborne books.

You can organise book fairs and special offers to help support the parents and children attending the school and at the same time you get a solid business working from home to complement and get extra income streams which is always nice in the current economic climate.

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Well emergency over and Anita now well an truly recovered if you take out her now mortal fear of anyone in a white coat. I thought it was time to show what we are aiming for with the course and this website.

The Idea of Teach Your Child To Read

I have embedded a couple of videos and placed a few links here so that if you are hoping to teach your child to read you can see what we are aiming for. The videos of children reading at level way above their age are just there to show that it is possible using the systems we describe in the home study programme that you can sign up for on this page in the sidebar.

However, bear in mind that there is no secret formula here, these children can read because they have been taught to do so. It takes time and patience. In a recent book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell describes how there is no such thing as genius usually, just extreme practice with “genius” generally being born out of 10000 hours of practice. For these children we are not talking about genius, just allowing them to find out how to read using the tools provided and some care and attention at home. The ability to teach your child to read depends on you the parent. Use it.

(The expression in her reading is great even though it is obvious she is very familiar with the book)

Some links include our own squidoo and hubpages here

Squidoo Lens with top ten tips for teaching your child to read

Hubpage with more great information.

In both of these links you can also explore related pages by other authors on the subject of teaching children to read.

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1) Welcome to The Site

2) Usborne Books

3) Get Our Free EBook on Helping Your Child To Read

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We were hoping to expand this site very quickly but things have overtaken us a bit in the last couple of weeks. My daughter was taken ill a week and a half ago and had to be taken home from school. Two days later and with a very high temperature she was taken to the health centre and they sent her straight to the hospital. She has now been in there for 8 days with bacterial pneumonia on a antivirus drip. They discounted swine flu after two days in an isolation ward but her lungs were still congested.

Now she should be out on Monday and later in the week we will be able to start updating the site but here in Spain the parent stays with the child at all times in the hospital and acts as the nurse would in the UK so between myself and my husband Graham if we have not been in the hospital we have been at home looking after the other little one and acting as a taxi for the older one.

So back to normal next week with more information and a great announcement about the upcoming membership area of the site which for a nominal fee of $5 per month is going to include interviews with teachers telling how they work with children to help them read, the online sight words reading course, regular product reviews and discounts, book recommendations and offers and a whole lot more. And you know what, the first month is going to be free or just one dollar for trying it out.

Thanks for your understanding

Lynne

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For any of you near to Valencia if you can make it on Saturday we are running two events. They are together so you don’t need to go anywhere else. Firstly, we are going to have a meet the teacher and this is together with the book fair we are running.

Obviously we are very interested in promoting Usborne books because they complement the course really well. Check out the site here http://teachyourchildtoread.net/us (And if you are not in Valencia, or even Spain, you can order books directly from there too) However for the local people that are signed up for the course it is also an opportunity to get to know Lynne too and she will be explaining how the course can be used and how the books complement that but also answering any questions that may have come up so far.

If you are nearby and want to see Lynne and participate in the fair it is being held outside Spainsburys supermarket, yes you read correctly, Spainsburys in Lliria. If you have GPS then the address is Pza Jaime Roig 1, Marc Cornelli, Lliria.

Book Fair Special.

12 Phonics Books for the price of 4. We have 12 packs remaining of the Usborne First Phonics Series. 18 have been snapped up the first day!!

The book fair and meet the expert session will be from 10.30am-2.30pm depending on the weather and you are welcome to come and talk with Lynne.

If you cannot get there we will be holding a teleconference in October if there is interest so that parents can grill Lynne on all aspects of teaching their children to read and also ask questions about the process. We would like you to send questions in for this beforehand using the lynne@teachyourchildtoread.net email address.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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When you teach your child to read, as you may well be doing at the moment using our free online reading course, you really need to have excellent reading materials at every stage of the game. At the level of a beginner reader obviously the child will not really be able to do much with them. However the familiarity with the reading materials of a high quality will help to get your child used to reading books.

We believe that the best selection of books for the early years reader is provided by Usborne so at “Teach Your Child To Read” we have decided that this is the source of books that we will be recommending. Every now and again we will point out good books to get from Usborne and others if they are good enough to satisfy our demands for quality and price. Over time we will be recommending books by them for our early years readers of course but equally we would like you to browse through the site and make orders based on what your child might well be interested in once they start to read. Every child is different so maybe they have a love of dinosaurs, like my son Dani, or they want to know about flowers, animals or they like fairy stories above anything, Usborne will provide you with great books in these areas.

The Usborne books store is great value but remember you can also become a representative for your local area if you are in Europe so that you get a lot of books for yourself for free for example and make some money. Have a look at the Usborne books site sign up page here.

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3) Elizabeth Pantley Tips on Reading

4) Answers to Some Questions

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And it is free. The “Good Start Guide to Reading” is now up and running for those signed up to the newsletter. Great feedback from the people who have already signed up as they were sent the ebook (More of a report) yesterday and many people have been in touch about how clear and concise the information is. A quick six page report in PDF format (If you cannot read PDF’s just send us an email and we will send a Word or Pages version) You too can have it totally free by signing up on the right or the pop up for our free course on teaching your child to read.

So what do you get?

It is a quick start guide to reading of course. It has the top ten tips for a good start to reading. It takes you from the pre-reading stage of phonemic awareness games and activities, through the teaching of phonics and how you do it through to the sight words lists and how to make this more boring part of learning much, much more interesting. Then we have talked about the best ways of teaching as a whole because a sentence is formed by phonetically spelled words, sight words and reading cues such as pictures and context that help you to bring out the abilities of your child to read. It finishes with the top ten tips for a good start to teach your child to read.

If you are at all interested in helping to teach your child then you really should be looking at signing up for the newsletter and following the prograame through. You will not regret it if you do it.

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1) Phonemic Awareness Games

2) Sight Words Games

3) Phonics Games and Activities

4) Sign Up Form

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Teaching your child to read can be challenging, time-consuming but also rewarding and lots of fun. In order to get your child motivated and ready to learn to read you may need some pointers to get off to that good start. We are writing our ‘Good Start Guide’ to teaching children reading to help you get off to that positive start which will further motivate both you and your child on the journey to literacy. If you have already signed up to receive our free phonics worksheets for our online reading course, you will be sent this guide automatically. If not, sign up now on the pop-up or through the link to the right and you will receive not only this free guide, but also all the resources, links and advice you need to guide you through the whole process of teaching your child to read.

If you would like a quick preview at the kind of resources we provide, just click on this link which takes you to the letter ‘s’ advice, links and activities. It can be found here. Remember it is imperative that you download the fonts beforehand so that everything works perfectly. The download page for the fonts is here. (Please take into account the fonts used are particular ones which are in the style used to teach handwriting. If you do not have these fonts installed you may not see the worksheets exactly as they should appear, but you’ll have an idea as to what they will be like.)

If you have friends and family with children at the same stage, please let them know about us and they too will get the good start guide to teaching your child to read. I’m sure they’ll be happy you have helped them to find a useful and essential helping hand for such an important stage of child development.

We look forward to helping you, your friends and all your children to get reading, so please sign up now!

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