What are the best resources out there to teach a young child to read?
My ds is only 3 and is wanting to read, trying to spell all sorts of words in the last few days. It's taken me by surprise (don't know why it's a surprise he's known all his letters for over a year). I don't really know where to start.
I found a book in a newsagent with how to write different letters and he sat down with it for 40 minutes this morning and finished it! Now what?
We read to him all the time, we spell things for him a lot, we constantly make up stories (him & us), he watches some tv like WordWorld which he loves and we play all sorts of games. Up until the last few days that's been enough, but he really just wants to read.
So, what books did you start your kids off reading? How do I get a hold of basic readers? We've got heaps of books but not readers specifically. How do I teach phonics? I don't recall how I learnt to read and it was nearly 30 years ago and I'm sure resources have changed somewhat.
I don't want to push him, quite the opposite really (I never wanted my child to read before school ... seems my ds has other ideas), but if he's going to read I might as well teach him properly.