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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby Angel1980 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:22 pm

Last time when my daughter face difficulty in reading, I brought her to this tutor called Joyce. Highly recommend her

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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby mceducation1 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:36 am

Choice of books is also important.

Apart from knowing your child’s interests well, it is also important to select books that are neither too easy nor too difficult for children.

Too easy -- under challenged and get bored easily
Too difficult -- a turnoff and e

Here is a simple way to categorise books according to levels of difficulty:

The Five-Finger Rule and Holidays, Just Rights & Challenges

Step 1: Have your child select a book.
Step 2: Get him to read a page in the middle of it and count with one hand the number of unfamiliar words.

• No fingers up – the book is an easy read, a Holiday
• Three or four fingers up – the book helps the reader practice and gain experience, it is a Just Right
• More than four fingers up – the book is probably too difficult for your child to read right now, it is a Challenge.


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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby Hazel-Lee » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:06 pm

I found this great reading platform for kids called Booktrack Classroom. It an e-book that comes with ambient and music synchronized with the story which increases the readers comprehension and engagement. It has been launched in over 12,000 schools globally to attract kids to pick up reading.

Our kids can read with an e-book with movie-style soundtrack, or to create their own soundtrack for their own short, essay or other text. Imagine hearing the door blown open by the strong wind while reading a scene in The Wizard of Oz with your earphones on the iPad! Read a Booktrack now on
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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby JY2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:24 pm

It doesn't matter if you want to borrow library books, use e-book or games for the reading. As long as you and your child are comfortable and learn progressively, then stick to that way. Choose the reading materials that the child is really interested in and let them choose it. Both parent and children must enjoy to read and don't force them read with you. They will slowly read together once they are ready and confident. It takes time to build up the vocabulary and confidence to read loud. Good to learn phonic too to improve the pronunciation part.

It is fun and enjoyable if the child likes it. My little one will laugh loudly when reading something funny. There are some imagination in their mind while reading.

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Pre School Worries

Postby li.wei.212 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:38 pm

A warm hello fellow Mommies,

I was super excited about putting my child in maple bear because it was supposed to have a good curriculum but my child seemed to have learnt nothing in 13 months. There has been no development in terms of phonics or rhymes etc. My cousins child (also same age but different preschool) seemed to be a lot more vocal and better with rhymes, finally changed his preschool.

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Re: Pre School Worries

Postby andalucia » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:29 pm

Hello. I quite agree with you and my heart goes out to you. I too had a similar experience with Maple. Not only that, they simply are too slow to update the parents on specific problems or issues. I wonder how they run things. I decided to shift my son to another pre school out of utter disgust.

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Re: Pre School Worries

Postby cherrimaine » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:35 am

li.wei.212 wrote:A warm hello fellow Mommies,

I was super excited about putting my child in maple bear because it was supposed to have a good curriculum but my child seemed to have learnt nothing in 13 months. There has been no development in terms of phonics or rhymes etc. My cousins child (also same age but different preschool) seemed to be a lot more vocal and better with rhymes, finally changed his preschool.


Hi may i know which branch of maplebear you are referring to?

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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby stream26 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:02 am

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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby lostkitty » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:05 am

Hi All, I would like to tag on to this tread as I need advice from all of you.

Recently I found out that my DS could not remember the word (Like what, were, was, want, etc) when I wrote it down on the white board. But when I show her the storybook with that particular word, she can pronounce it correctly. What I notice is that she can memories the whole story (Same goes for chinese storybook) but could not remember the word itself. Common words like and, he, for, of she can pronounce it.

What can I do to improve her word recognition. Which approach works best on her: dolch word lists or whold word approach?

I really need help as I'm out of patient and ideas on how to help my DS. Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to train/ teach a kid to Reading and Learning?

Postby slmkhoo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:55 am

lostkitty wrote:Hi All, I would like to tag on to this tread as I need advice from all of you.

Recently I found out that my DS could not remember the word (Like what, were, was, want, etc) when I wrote it down on the white board. But when I show her the storybook with that particular word, she can pronounce it correctly. What I notice is that she can memories the whole story (Same goes for chinese storybook) but could not remember the word itself. Common words like and, he, for, of she can pronounce it.

What can I do to improve her word recognition. Which approach works best on her: dolch word lists or whold word approach?

I really need help as I'm out of patient and ideas on how to help my DS. Thanks in advance.

First, how old is he? If he's under 4yo, I would say don't even bother to do anything, just keep reading to him. Word recognition will come one day. Some kids prefer to start with phonics, while others take more quickly to word recognition.

If he's already 4yo, you can try using the Dolch list for common sight words (which is the whole word approach, I'm not sure why you distinguish them?). I used a simple booklet with my younger girl when she was 5yo (URL below). You can also start introducing phonics. At the same time, don't stop reading to him, and even if he memorises the books, it's OK. Reading is also for exposure to sentence structure, vocab etc, not just calling out words.

https://sites.google.com/a/ipswichschoo ... raffe-book

If your son is still in preschool, then you should be patient. Some kids don't learn to read so early, and it's to do with brain development or willingness, not necessarily intelligence. My younger girl who I mentioned above only started learning to read at 5.5yo because she refused to start earlier. Her reason was that she liked being read to! I didn't press her because, when you think about it, what is there to read in preschool that's so important? I continued to read to her, and her overall language development was good, just that she didn't read. But once I started to teach her, she got from zero to Magic Tree House in 6 mths, and was reading Enid Blyton a few months after that. She has always done very well academically too (now in JC2), so her later start hasn't hampered her in any way.

If your son is already in K2 or P1 and still isn't showing any progress, then it may be time to get him checked by a professional.

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