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  1. Stephanie Lee
    03/15/2017 @ 7:45 pm

    These are such great tips! It’ll be so nice to use your guidelines when my son’s a little older!

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/15/2017 @ 9:29 pm

      So glad you found these strategies useful! Happy reading and thanks for your comment!

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  2. Sahar
    03/10/2017 @ 1:24 pm

    There are some great tips here that will come in handy not just with my child, but also in my work with preteens who are not 100% comfortable reading. Thank you!

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/10/2017 @ 2:35 pm

      That’s so great to hear!! I also use the same concepts for teaching English Language Learners as for little ones. A non-threatening and fun approach works for all ages! Thanks for commenting!

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  3. mrskimberlyhan
    03/10/2017 @ 11:46 am

    Very informative article! I’ll have to save this as I’m hoping to raise an avid reader too.

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/10/2017 @ 12:39 pm

      Hopefully it will be a great resource for the future! Please feel free to share with others who may find it to be a helpful resource! Thanks for commenting!!

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  4. Nisha A Sahadevan
    03/10/2017 @ 1:57 am

    Very helpful article. My daughter too loves reading story book

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  5. Alyssa
    03/09/2017 @ 7:41 pm

    Great tips! We’ve recently started reading to our little girl – she’s only 7 weeks old but best to start them early I think!

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/09/2017 @ 7:44 pm

      Congrats! My own little one is 4 weeks old and we make it a rule that wherever we keep diapers or wipes, we also have books!;) Thanks for commenting!!

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  6. Kim Amy
    03/09/2017 @ 9:37 am

    Love the information to present here. I have a 6 year old who doing well with his literacy skills and a 4 year old with Down syndrome that is interested in books and learning his letters and sounds right now. Great suggestions and reminders to practice with both of them.

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/09/2017 @ 3:10 pm

      So happy this was helpful to you! Happy reading and keep up the good work mama! Thanks for commenting!!

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  7. Gela
    03/08/2017 @ 5:31 pm

    Fantastic advice. When my son was little I read to him every night. I didn’t try to get him to read before school as I knew they did phonics and I didn’t know how to teach that. However, it didn’t matter. The fact that I read to him was enough. When he got to school, he picked up the phonics quickly and I learned to help him with them. He’s now eight and loves to read. He gets a real pleasure from books and likes to think about language such as the made up words in the BFG. As a word nerd, I love it. The best thing a parent can do for their child is to read to them.

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/08/2017 @ 7:38 pm

      Agreed. So many panic over “teaching their kids to read” and it truly is as simple as reading to your kids consistently. So glad to hear your son enjoys books.. it’s a struggle for so many young boys! Great job mama!! Thanks for commenting!!

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  8. thecoffeemom0617
    03/08/2017 @ 8:02 am

    Thank you for this. My daughter will be going into VPK in September and this is really helpful. I read to her and baby brother almost every night, and we practice letters, but I have never gotten really technical and in depth with it.

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  9. Suzy @ In The Lyons Den
    03/08/2017 @ 6:10 am

    These is such great information! My 4 year old is learning all this now and we have always read to both our kids and they love books. Yay! But interesting you say about the alphabet and yes she sings the song and knows the order but so important they don’t do it in order too. Lots of handy information here.

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    • Bethany Edwards
      03/08/2017 @ 6:13 am

      Very glad this is helpful to you and you kids!! Happy reading!! Thanks for your comment!

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