How to teach reading to a child that hates reading

We use Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading for reading and phonics.

I love it because it’s strong phonics, scripted, and it was the right price– cheap.


But trying to get a five-year-old boy to sit down and look at Black-and-white pages is not easy. Until I used the learning technique that he loves best…tactile. I write the words on the board that he has to read, and he gets to cross them off when he gets it right. For sentences, he gets to draw the picture that he reads. So far, he’s paying attention more to reading and not fighting me on it. The picture shows the sentence he read.

Stick figure man appears to be wielding a weapon but it’s really a hot dog.

And yes, my son is wearing a fox hat.


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