Minneapolis, MN, January 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- There are many techniques that students can use to improve reading and ease their nerves when reading in front of fellow students. Every student is different, which is why Tutor Doctor Minneapolis use a one-on-one, in-home method in our tutoring model, but these are a few tips and tricks to get students started on boosting their confidence in reading.
Most everyone is familiar with the butterflies that flutter up inside your stomach when reading in front of class. While it is normal for most students to experience some level of jitters before and during reading, it has proven to become a problem for some, affecting their confidence so much that they no longer want to participate in class reading. We at Tutor Doctor aim to squash anxiety and help local students boost their confidence.
Reading is crucial to academic achievement. Children will read vast amounts during their academic careers and need to master this skill early in their school years. Comprehension is the key for a child to achieve full appreciation of his school subjects.
Reading for pleasure is also important for children. Reading fiction helps students develop a healthy imagination which encourages dynamic thinking and problem solving. Parents have a huge impact on their children’s progress in reading and can help their children develop this competency.
Here are some tips for parents who wish to instill a love of reading in their children.
1. Read aloud daily to your child as early as possible in their lives to help them form a positive view of books and reading. Children should read some of the words with you as they become familiar with the routine. Parents should begin having their children read more words and then sentences and then pages as the children gain confidence and competence.
2. Point to the words as you read so that children get used to the way words look. This will make words easier for them to recognize.
3. Ask your child to tell you the story in her own words to develop reading comprehension.
4. Keep your children engaged in the reading activity. Ask your child about the characters in the story and what he thinks of their actions. Also, ask your child what he thinks will happen next.
5. Reading should include all types of materials – academic, magazines, comics, etc. It is important to encourage reading and sometimes finding the right medium for child can be challenging. Promote books and other reading materials as gifts for birthdays and the holidays.
6. Incorporate reading into daily activities. This promotes reading and also makes your child recognize the importance of being able to read to do daily tasks. Examples – children can read the weather report in the newspaper, recipes as a parent cooks, GPS instructions while you drive, research on the internet.
7. Foster a positive attitude. Often children get frustrated when reading. Encourage your child and be patient. If necessary, take a short break. Certainly do not let your frustration show as that makes children feel nervous and apprehensive.
8. Record your child's reading and play it back to them so that they can work on tone, timing and pronunciation. This is especially helpful for advanced readers.
Enjoy reading with your child. It is a great way to spend precious time with your child while developing a critical skill in your young one.
Source - Tutor Doctor