Your child 5-11 years

5 ways to help my child learn to read


Your child is in CP? Do you want to make learning to read easier? Without playing the bis teachers - which could upset him - here are 5 ways to get him the virus of reading.

1. I often read stories to him

  • When you read a story to your child, whether he is 3 or 6 or 7 years old, pleasure and complicity flow in the same way: you create a bubble of well-being around this reading activity. When he himself can read, he will necessarily want to recreate it by his own means! But until he becomes a smarter reader, at the end of CP or CE1, continue to read aloud to him regularly. And even then, in CE2, CM1 or CM2: as he will be able to read well, you will then make your readings with two voices!

2. I read too

  • You are not a great reader of literature? It does not matter! You probably like to read something else: magazines or articles on the Net. Do not hesitate to do it in front of your child: he will see that you appreciate this activity, that it brings you pleasure, knowledge. A child of 6 or 7 years is very sensitive to the example of his parents: he will have only one desire, imitate you!

3. I discuss with his teacher

  • You are not comfortable with the method of his teacher? No need to attack him or criticize him, it is your child that it would disturb and uncomfortable! Instead, ask the teacher to explain how he / she is doing, at what time of the year he / she will come to B.A. BA (deciphering). Ask him also about what he expects from you at home, about how you can effectively complement what is done at school.

4. I read his page with him

  • This motivates your child to feel that you are interested in his school learning. You do not have time every night? Find at least a moment to read with him his manual at the weekend. You will have the opportunity to see his progress and to congratulate him. It is also a good way to identify any difficulties and to talk to the teacher without delay, to prevent your child from getting discouraged.

5. I speak with him

  • You just read him a story? He just watched a DVD? Discuss it together: what did you like about this book or movie? If he is a bit confused, gently tell him that you have not understood very well. Push him to rephrase his words with more precise words, turns of correct sentences that you can of course suggest him. The better he will master the language, the more easily he will access reading.

Isabelle Gravillon and Odile Amblard

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