An effective way how to teach your baby/toddler reading is by using flashcards.
Every Baby Reading Program should include:
Complete “Montessori Method of Teaching Phonics” Reading flash cards
Sight Reading flash cards, and
100 Most Common Words flash cards used in the English language (by the Oxford English Corpus).
When do I start teaching my baby/toddler to read?
All babies or toddlers have a natural-born ability or talent to learn languages. Baby can read from 3 months old onwards.
Here is what early childhood education experts say:
Based on research done by Glenn Doman (a pioneer in right brain education) you can start your baby as young as 3 months old.
Glenn Doman is the author of "How To Teach Your Baby To Read" which was published as early as 1964.
Maria Montessori believes that children at a very young age (earlier than at school age) could be trained to perform at a higher level.
Maria Montessori advocates, that the approach to learning should be done through all the senses which are visual, auditory and tactile (touch). She believes that every child can perform to their fullest potential if the opportunity is given to them.
Dr O.K. Moore, Yale University has done extensive research on how to teach preschool children to read. He believes, it is easier to teach a 3 year old to read than a 4 year old than a 5 year old. The earlier you start teaching your child, the easier it is.
How to teach your baby to read?
Baby learns to read through their senses, i.e., visual and hearing.
So through a combination of flashing words and picture flashcards your child can learn to read.
You have a complete phonics flash cards (a Complete Montessori Phonics Syllabus) and sight reading / Dolch flash cards program to kick-start your child on the basics of
learning to read.
There are 2 different schools of thought when it comes to teaching your child to read.
One is through sight reading and the second is through phonics reading.
We believe in both methods. However, the best is to combine both methods to make your child's reading program effective.
There are Phonics flash cards and "Sight Words" flash cards for your child's reading exercises.
What are the benefits of Phonics Reading?
learn the sounds of individual letters, groups of letters and full words.
understanding of how the sounds and associated letters correlate with one another.
very quickly understand the construction of words.
A strong foundation of phonics is essential! Then your child will be able to spell, read and later write well in later years.
What is Sight Reading?
Some words in English do not follow phonics or spelling rules. Here is where Sight Reading flash cards are important.
The library collection comes with 220 sight words for your child to learn (i.e., the, of, a, you, was, have, to, many, what, when).
Do you know that the first 100 sight words represent 50% of all reading material?
What are the benefits of Sight Reading?
your child will understand what they read.
your child will be able to construct sentences fluently.
building confidence in learning and reading.
it is a foundation and "shortcut" in learning the English language.
With the combination of Phonics Reading (Complete Montessori Syllabus) and Sight Words / Dolch Reading your child will have a strong foundation in their reading and writing capabilities.
We have also included the "100 Most Common Words Used In The English Language by Oxford English Corpus" in this reading program.
Do remember to incorporate your right brain training with the library "Right Brain" Reading Program.
Learn more about the Right Brain Education Library. Click Here.