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10 Tips to Develop Early Reading Skills 10 Tips to Develop Early Reading Skills

on Wednesday, 01 July 2015. Posted in Family Life, Parenting the Preschooler

Parents have a huge impact on how quickly their children learn to read. Here are top ten tips to improve your child's progress in reading.

The English language system is based on "phonemes" or sounds. This means that each letter symbol is linked to a sound or phoneme. Phonemes cannot easily be heard because when we speak the sounds in English, each syllable of a word is combined into one sound. For example, when speaking the word ‘dog’, the ear hears one sound, not three as in ‘d’, ‘o’, ‘g’.Hence it is essential that children are able to recognize ‘phonemes’ or sounds if they are to read successfully.

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