Helping a Preschool Child Learn Pre-Reading Skills

By Barbara Morris
© ChildForum 

reading

Is it important for parents and early childhood educators to be involved in helping their preschool children to learn pre-reading skills? Yes it is!

Parents play an important part in helping their children acquire pre-reading skills.
 
There are many ways early childhood educators can support the acquisition of pre-reading skills too.  

By playing and having fun, parents can cover all the pre-reading skills their children need for a successful start to reading and writing when they go to school. There is no need for any formal teaching at the pre-school level.

Parents need to know what and how to help their children with learning pre-reading skills. But, where do they go to find out?  

They can go to their child's early childhood teacher for guidance. 

If early childhood teachers don't know what to say and what to do to help, and parents don't have guidance then they tend to teach their children what they think they can remember doing when they started to read.

READ MORE



Oops ... you are attempting to view an article or a resource in the member-only area.  

To keep reading, you need to login with your membership login Smile

If this is not one of our 'Educators' or 'Service Provider' articles, then it is most likely a NZ-Int Research in ECE Journal article that can be accessed through a library subscription or a research membership if you are not an educator or service provider.  

Not a member?  Look below ↓ for the click here button ↓   It will take you to the membership page to sign up and choose your own unique username and password.

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 

Membership Options

Educator
Membership

Who is this for?
Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
$78.00 one year
$145.00 two years
Your own personal username and password.
Includes access to research library

ECE Service Provider  
Membership

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
Your own unique username and password.
Includes access to research library 

Researcher Membership or
a Library Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries and organisations $250 annual 
Researchers $145.00 for two years
Access to over 20 years of NZ-International Research in ECE journal issues and articles