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05/03/2019


Reading and math seem to get the same attitude from students. Most of them believe that they aren’t essential because they won’t be used in everyday life. What these students don’t realize is that even if they are going into a trade-based career, any skills they will need to learn to perform their job will be taught through reading. This means that not only can a student’s reading level determine the type of jobs they are qualified for, it can also determine how well a student learns a new skill.

Boost Your Child's Reading Proficiency

If the above sentiments sound familiar and you have a child in your home who could benefit from reading lessons, below is a post from The Tutoring Center, Honolulu with some great tips to help your child improve their reading level at home.

Junk Mail

When you first signed up for an email account you likely thought that it would be the end of your mailbox filling up with letters from your bank about updates and promotional flyers about local sales. However, as the pile of mail on your kitchen table will attest, this thought didn’t turn into a reality. Instead of discarding the flyers and barely glancing at the letters from your bank, hand them to your children and ask them to read them aloud as you prepare dinner. Of course, they won’t read your private mail, but letters about rate changes and local sales are great. While it wouldn’t be considered traditionally educational, the lesson is in the grammar choices and writing styles used in the range of material your children will read. Not only will this help children to improve their reading level but also their writing skills.

Share the Fun

Your children are much more likely to read more if they see you enjoying the task. For example, if you are reading something interesting in a magazine or newspaper, share it with your children. This applies when you are reading news articles on a mobile device, also. This activity can have three great benefits.
  1. If your children see you enjoying reading then they are more likely to enjoy the task.
  2. It teaches children that mobile devices aren’t just for social media.
  3. Instances of incidental reading such as this are great for children to continue improving their reading skills.
If your child could use some help to improve their reading level or they are struggling with a particular subject, one-to-one tutoring in Honolulu can help. To learn more, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu by calling 808 377 5500 and speak with a tutor about the benefits of tutoring in Honolulu.

Letters and Sounds

When your child is reading on their own and they come across a new word, a great technique to use is to sound out the letters. However, as powerful as this technique can be, it relies on your child’s existing knowledge of letter-sound combinations. If your children are in the habit of watching TV or playing on their mobile devices while you prepare dinner, invite them to help you and give them a small reading lesson.
  • As you use pre-prepared ingredients, ask your children to read the ingredients on the list aloud to you.
  • If you are relying on a recipe, ask them to read it aloud and follow along with their directions.
While it’s fair to say that the words on the ingredients list aren’t going to form part of your child’s lexicon, the lesson is in the letter-sound combinations which they will learn with your supervision. This can help them learn new words correctly when they are reading on their own.

A Personal Navigator

Another great activity to learn new letter-sound combinations and even new words is to employ your children as your very own navigator. Instead of relying on the voice of your mobile device’s GPS app, hand the task to one of your children and ask them to read the directions as you move around your route. This is not only a great way for children to learn sounds and words they otherwise wouldn’t come across in their classroom, but the urgency to read each step before you make the turn can help students to focus and learn faster.

One-To-One Tutoring in Honolulu Can Help

If your child is struggling in their classroom or their reading level is lower than that of their classmates, tutoring in Honolulu can help. To find out more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Honolulu, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu by calling 808 377 5500.

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