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Do you ever feel like your child isn't paying attention or understanding what you are reading to them? Chances are they may be missing out on certain parts of the story. In order to keep children actively participating in the reading experience it is essential to ask them questions about the book you are reading to them. As children grow comprehending what they read is just as important as their ability to sound out and memorize words.
Comprehension skills can be worked on for years - long before children and doing the reading on their own!
Reading comprehension is one of the most common reasons children in have difficulty with reading. What can you do about it? Ask questions. When you read your child, a book make sure you stop every three to four pages and ask them a question about what is happening in the book.
Here are some questions you can ask:
When you ask questions, you are making sure that your child understands the book that was read to them which will help them be able to do the same thing when they start reading on their own. Mastering the ability to comprehend a book as an easy early step you can help your child with long before they begin Kindergarten.
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Suzy has been working in Early Childhood/Elementary Education for the last 12 years. She has worked both as a teacher and as a preschool administrator. She has taught Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and third Grade. Most recently, she has been working as an administrator of an Early Childhood Center in NYC. She has spent years studying the meaning of quality education and how to provide that for young children.