Senior Infants: Literacy

 Suggestions to Reinforce Literacy Skills at Home

Guidelines for Parents/Guardians:

1. Make sure the atmosphere is happy and relaxed.

2. Find a quiet place where there are no distractions.

3. Keep each reading session short (about 5-7 minutes).

4. Sit down together so that both child/parent can see the book.

5. Talk about the book and any illustrations first.

6. Encourage your child to begin reading

7. If your child is trying to sound out an unknown word, give him/her time to do so. Many young readers may attempt a guess at a word based on its first letter, so encourage your child to sound out the whole word.

8. When your child misreads or is unsure of a word, provide the word to avoid the meaning of the story being lost. 

9. After reading, ask your child questions about the story they have just read and spend time together talking about the book. 

10. Give lots of praise for effort.