If you want to teach your child reading and don’t know where to start, thenThe Ordinary Parent’s Guide To Teaching Reading will have everything organized for you in a clear and concise manner. This simple and orderly phonics-based lesson book is made up of short lessons and as you go through them, one by one, your child starts to read. In my opinion, this book is the only material you need to teach your child reading, while other programs, such as index cards, apps and websites can be regarded as supplemental. This book doesn’t leave you guessing on how to teach certain concepts; the writers tell you what to say and how to say it. They also suggest optional games and songs to further engage kids and reinforce concepts, which makes this program more fun and thorough.
The thing I did not like about this book was the absence of pictures. You have to find a way to engage your child in working with the book as it is not visually stimulating. As most of us know, kids like things that are “fun. “This book is not necessarily “fun,” unless you figure out a way to make it so. I also did not like the fact that exceptions are sometimes introduced before the rules, making it discouraging for the beginning reader. Since the program is phonics-based, sight words are introduced after multiple phonics rules. If your child is very visual, like my child, you’d want sight words earlier, as knowing them gives children confidence while they are trying to read on their own. I also would have preferred to have the teaching words typed in a slightly larger print, so that they are immediately visible. Despite these small issues, The Ordinary Parent’s Guide To Teaching Reading is a truly excellent book.
I already owned this book, when someone gave me a new one, so I am giving one out as a giveaway!
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