Teaching My Baby To Read

Home » Read Aloud » When it’s okay to point

When it’s okay to point

Here’s an easy tip teachers know, that is easy to do during read aloud time.  Track the words with your finger!  It’s really simple, but sometimes hard to remember.  Tracking words with your finger is so important becauseit shows children that words on the page correspond to words that you read aloud.  It is critical towards teaching children to read.

When you hear (very real) stories about children teaching themselves to read without any parent input at extremely young ages like two or three, this is might be one of the explanations for why that happens.  Some parents just naturally track with their finger while they read, and some don’t.  I don’t track every single book I read to Jenna, because my hand would cramp up, but I do make sure to track at least a few books a day with her.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter