Make-up a story using their name. I used my son’s name at the beginning, then wrote about an ocean adventure using words he was learning from Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. He smiled when he read his name at the top. Unfortunately, he did not appreciate how the story ended.
Tip: When writing a story using your child’s name. Give it a happy ending!
Make up a funny story using words they are learning to read.
Here’s a story I made up using words from Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading.
My son is actually pretty good at reading for a 5-year-old, well at least I think he is.
Since he’s my son-I know he’s a genius. But little Einstein here doesn’t like to read.
But he does like tic-tac-toe, so we combined reading and the game.
For each word he read, he could draw his “O”. Then for each sentence he read, he could take his turn again.