Step 1 for teaching your child with dyslexia to read “The Alphabet.”

The first couple of posts here on Dyslexia will come from the perspective of a parent with a K-3 grade student. This is important to note as you don’t want an older child to feel ‘babied’.

It is surprising but within my experience, I have found that there are numerous children that are trying to learn to read but are unable to identify the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that go with them. This includes long and short sounds for the vowels. If your child does not know these, we must start here.

Learning the alphabet and it’s sounds.

First, teach them the alphabet song, if they don’t know it. Purchase a set of lowercase alphabet letters on cards or tiles. You do not need the uppercase, only lowercase. Practice singing the alphabet song and have your child place the letters in alphabetical order by repeatedly singing the alphabet song. This will need to be done daily until they are able to recognize them and place them in order without assistance.


1 Response to “Step 1 for teaching your child with dyslexia to read “The Alphabet.””

  1. 1 Teaching Certification October 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm

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