How do reading skills develop?
Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to help foster a life-long love of reading. Studies show that…
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What exactly is Phonics and how can I use phonics to help my child learn to read?
Phonics is a method of teaching reading, based on sounding out letters to…
We at Hooked on Phonics hear from many parents about their children’s struggles with learning to read. Difficulties with reading can have a negative long-term effect on a children’s…read more
Learning to read is an incredibly complex and taxing task for little ones. Their brains are growing and stretching to recognize letters, sounds, words, meaning, and context. It is…read more
While reading through the messages on the Hooked on Phonics Facebook page this morning, I came across this one from Lindsey about her 3-year-old son, Ben, who can read CHAPTER…read more
By the time second grade starts, most kids are able to read on their own. Often, kids and parents stop reading together often by this point—but reading out loud…read more
First grade is usually a time when kids grow by leaps and bounds in their reading skills. It’s exciting—but it can be a little nerve-wracking when they haven’t yet…read more
Sending your little one into that kindergarten classroom is a huge step—for both of you! Much of this year will be about learning how to be a student. That…read more
Preschoolers are busy learning and growing at an incredible pace every day. You’re probably noticing big changes in your little one’s speech—kids this age often have a deeper understanding…read more