Learning to read can be a daunting task for anyone, especially for a child who may struggle with dislexia. As parents, you want to ease their way, and make things fun for them so they can enjoy and learn at the same time. Almost 20% of today’s population are dyslexic. Signs of your child being dyslexic are: Difficulting spelling, Confusion between telling apart left and right,Writing letters and numbers backwards,difficulting with math sequences,family history of a reading problem. Dyslexic children may feel angry or sad over how difficult reading comes to them compared to children who are non-dyslexic.Reading to dyslexic children at first may seem like a chore. They may throw fits or show little intrest in reading or learning to read. Take a deep breath, and don’t fret. ways to make reading more fun for your dyslexic child are:
1)Accentuate the possitive. Praise is important for everyone, and even more so for a child with dyslexia. You need to let them know that every small step twoards progress is worth the hard work and that you are proud of them.
2) Be understanding. Dyslexia is difficult for everyone who suffers from it, and you cannot expect them to jump in with both feet right from the start. Be pateient, and start slow, maybe 5 minuets at a time, with practicing, and reward them after each attempt.
3)Communicate with them. Talk to your child about what they think is hardest about reading, and encourage them to tell you exactly what their feeling and how their feeling that day. They will feel more open with you, and more willing to work.
4) Make a goal together. Set a goal with your child, how many books do they think they can read? Make a poster together, and at the end of each day, have them mark down how many sentences they read at first, and progress to how many books. Reward them after they reach their goal.