Teaching my youngest to read

eldest is flying through books he is having no difficulty reading in English
(Welsh I wish I could be more help but unfortunately since we long progressed
from Spot the Dog books I am lost!). 
Now youngest is nearing five I thought I best give him a little
nudge. We have started doing a Reading Eggs session every day, which is
already starting to show some benefit.

only thing I do not want to do is restrict his learning to screen time
only! As much as I love Reading Eggs I
feel bad if they are on there too long as they want screen time to involve
their much-loved computer games not just for learning (fun learning but
learning all the same!).

I have been cutting out letter
stencils so he can start identifying all the letters and practise drawing
them with a little help! Once he is
more accomplished we can drop using stencils and he can do more on his own. We have so many resources at our disposal
here; we tend to be quite lucky seeing as I have the blog so get sent lots of
learning books to review fairly regularly. 
But I have found my boys get fed up more easily probably because they
are used to having such a variety of different learning methods! I sometimes think I have more books than a
well-stocked library.

have found eldest sometimes does not read so well if the font is a little
different to want he is used too, so I might involve him in the reading
challenge anyway and get some Graffiti
Stencils to see if he can start to read more swirling fonts. Then he will be able to read shop signs and
displays more easily, not everyone just uses Arial (as much as I stick to it to

do focus a lot of time and attention on reading so regardless of whatever they
do in life reading will help them! Even
if youngest decides to be a rock star!

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