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Tips to Think About Before Teaching Your Preschooler!!

December 10, 2009
Sometimes parents get so caught up with their children learning to read and write that they forget to make learning a “fun” activity for them. Here are a few things to remember when trying to get your child to learn a concept.

  1. When you are teaching children aged 4 and under, they do not have the ability to sit down and listen longer than 10 minutes.  Actually, they do not have the ability to listen to anything longer than 10 minutes if they are not being interactive.
  2. Try to make learning “hands-on”.  If you are in the kitchen cooking, have your child identify the letter names and sounds with “letter magnets”.  Leapfrog has a wonderful toy that sings the sound of each letter  while sitting on the refrigerator.
  3. Don’t make learning painful.  If your child is becoming restless, bored, or aggravated with learning just STOP!  The last thing you want to do is make your child lose their love for learning.
  4. Try to incorporate your child’s favorite characters so that you may hold their attention for a longer period.
  5. Don’t try to teach your child around naptime or bedtime.  They are not going to remember anything if their mind is already half asleep.
  6. Always teach to your child’s ability.  If your child does not know all of the letter names and letter sounds, do not attempt to teach them to read.  You will frustrate them and they will believe that learning to read is to way too hard.

These are just a few of the tips that you should keep in mind while teaching your preschooler.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

One Comment leave one →
  1. babookworm permalink
    January 13, 2010 9:38 pm

    Those are great tips, thank you!Welcome to the world of blogging, I'm sure you will find it very rewarding. I look forward to reading your future posts.

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