Learning to read is hard work for any child, but for a child with a learning disability it can seem torturous. My 8yo daughter has a double deficit learning disability. She has difficulty with phonemic awareness, rapid automatic naming, and symbol imagery. We’ve completely changed our approach (and curriculum) to teaching her to read and incorporate many multi sensory activities for reading.
Multi Sensory Activities for Reading
Reading Eggs is designed to use a multi senory approach and has many interactive multi sensory actitivities for reading. It also features self paced learning. Because Reading Eggs is designed to covers the five pillars of reading – phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency – it is a great tool for students who struggle to learn to read.
My daughter loves earning golden eggs. She doesn’t realize how hard she is actually working to earn those golden eggs. On the Wheel of Words, she has to read the words to pick the one that matches the picture. If she’s not careful, she might pick the wrong word and not earn a golden egg. She pays close attention to what she’s doing, because she wants all of the golden eggs. LOL
This program is great for kids who need are just learning to read and kids who need a little extra practice because they struggle.
My 4yo uses the Reading Eggs Jr. portion of the site and my 8yo uses the Reading Eggs portion. My 9yo uses the Reading Eggspress part, which as over 2500 books. They all love going to the Reading Eggs Mall to spend their gold eggs on stuff.
Air writing is a great way to practice spelling or sight words. First hold up a flashcard and read the word. Spell the word out loud and have your child draw the letters in the air as they say them. After air writing the word, say the word again.
Tap It Out
The Tap It Out method is one we use a lot. We’ll look at a word together. Then we break up the word by tapping out the syllables. This helps pair the letter with it’s syllable.
Read, Build, Write
Read, Build, Write can be a lot of fun. Start out by writing the word. Have your child read it. After reading the word, have them build it using magnetic letters or letter tiles.
This one can get messy, so I recommend using a cookie sheet with sides. Add a handful of sand or salt to a cooking sheet and write words in the sand or salt with her finger.
Letter Tiles and Word Games
We use letter tiles to build words. As we build words, I have her say the letter, followed by its sound, and then read the word aloud.
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