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The 3rd stage of children's reading development: Confirmation/Fluency/Ungluing from Print



After the 1️⃣ "pre-reading period" of cultivating text awareness, 2️⃣ accumulating a vocabulary through initial reading/ decoding, and 3️⃣fostering independent reading in the "fluency stage," it is crucial for parents to facilitate a smooth transition.


🎯 Choose good bridge books and provide diverse reading materials 📚

According to the child's ability, start with picture books that have one or two sentences per page, gradually transition to books with more sentences per page, and then to bridge books. At the same time, expose children to different types of reading materials, such as novels, non-fiction books, comics, magazines, etc., which can help them discover their interest and preferences in reading.


🎯 Read stories together 📖

For children, listening to stories is a great way to learn language and reading and writing skills. Moreover, listening to stories can cultivate their interest and love for reading. As children develop their reading abilities, they can be invited to act as "little teachers" or play the role of parents, gradually taking the lead in the reading process.


🎯 Encourage independent reading 📗

Allow children to read independently, whether it is books, magazines, or online articles. This can help cultivate their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.


🎯 Create a literary atmosphere 📓

Place various reading materials, such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc., at home, making reading an interesting and valuable activity.


🎯 Use reading time to deepen parent-child relationships 👨‍👩‍👧

Reading is a great way to build intimate relationships with children. Setting a fixed time for reading every day, or telling stories before bedtime, can strengthen the bond between parents and children.


🎯 Be a reading role model 👩‍🏫

Let children see you reading interesting books, which can help them understand that reading is not just a tedious task but also an enjoyable activity.


🎯 Teach pronunciation and phonetic awareness 🗣️💬

Mastering pronunciation and phonetic awareness are key reading skills. Teaching children pronunciation and playing rhyme games can help cultivate their skills.


🎯 Praise reading achievements 💯

When children complete a book or learn a new word, praise and encouragement can make them feel proud and accomplished.


Overall, the key to encouraging children to read during this stage is to make reading an interesting and attractive activity, gradually handing over the control to them, and letting them love reading and actively choose and read books on their own.



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