be overwhelmed by this task.
Two popular programs that have a
one symbol/one sound phonics system are Teach Your Child to Read in
100 Easy Lessons and Rocket Phonics.
awareness and simplifies the process,
offering your child consistency.
Moreover, your child’s reading is no lon-ger;restricted;to;phonetic;CVC;words
(Consonant-Vowel-Consonant), as in
Bob Books. You can immerse your
child;in;reading;by;providing;more;en-gaging reading materials.
How do you teach your active kids,
whose brains are focused on movement
skills,;to;develop;the;auditory;skills;nec-essary for reading? Have them move
while reading. If your child seems to
want to stretch on the floor while read-ing,;or;tap;his;foot,;in;general,;it’s;a;good
Experiment to see what works best
1.;Sit in a rocking chair or swing.
2.;Kneel on a couch, facing the back of
3.;Act out the stories, like in the game
Charades. This is a great way for an
reading stories, our Rocket Phonics
having your children run to what
they read and act out what they read.
With reading such an essential skill,
A medical doctor, author, and homeschool-
er who is also dyslexic and ADHD, Stephen
Guffanti, M.D., has served as the medical
director of a clinic specializing in learning
disorders. His books include Rocket Pho-
nics,;The;Purpose;of;Passion, and Does
Your;Child;Really;Have;ADHD? A popu-
lar guest on radio talk shows, Dr. Steve has
written many articles in homeschooling
publications. Contact him at www.rocket
.com, or 888-377-4664.
1. Dyslexia: Definition. Mayo Clinic Staff. www
2. Overcoming Dyslexia.;Shaywitz,;Sally,;M.D.,;pg.
prehension and Thinking. Lindamood Bell.
4. Overcoming Dyslexia.;Shaywitz,;Sally,;M.D.,;pg.
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