Teaching reading to a child

(6 Posts)
iain22 Mon 19-Sep-16 10:45:52

Can someone let me know the best way to teach a 30 month old baby how to read.
I don't want to hot house him but would like to spend 10 mins with him every day just teaching him to read but I am worried I might do it incorrectly. He can say his ABCs, he can correctly point out letters on a page most of the time.
I've looked at books on phonics but most seem to advanced for him, can someone suggest one for a child that is just starting out.

HSMMaCM Wed 21-Sep-16 10:06:44

I would really just concentrate on enjoying books and playing games with letters, sounds and numbers. Fun with mark making, which can be on paper, play dough, mud or anywhere.

If you want to do more, the Jolly Phonics resources are good.

BertPuttocks Wed 21-Sep-16 10:11:24

Mine loved watching Alphablocks on CBeebies.

The characters are letters of the alphabet. They teach the sound of their own letter when they stand by themselves. When they hold hands with each other they show how to blend the sounds together to make words.

They used to have the videos and games on the CBeebies website but it's been a while since I've looked on there.

Mollymoo78 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:44:16

At 30 months he is not a baby and he's too young to read at the moment. Give him books to look at and let him tell you what's happening using the illustrations. This will develop the skills he needs to read.

JosephineMaynard Sat 01-Oct-16 22:53:24

Seconding Alphablocks.

If you do try to teach letters, the advice we got from Reception teachers was to teach the letter sounds (as used in phonics) rather than the letter names, as the children need to know the letter sounds when they start learning how to blend letter sounds into words, and some children find it confusing if they're taught the letter names before they've got to grips with the letter sounds.

JustRichmal Fri 07-Oct-16 08:06:53

I started teaching dd to read from being 17 months old. She read fluently by school age and has been an avid and quick reader ever since.
What you could try doing is sounding out simple CVC words in books. Pick words where one letter is used to make each sound. Eg d..o,,g, dog, rather than c..ar..car.
Dd loved the Usbourne easy Read series. (Frog on a log, etc). With that you can stop at the last work and see if your child can "read" it. Then say "that's right" and spell the word while pointing to the letters.
It is a difficult concept to pick up that black squiggles on a page represent sounds that make up words, so if they just get used to this, it is a start.

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