I created these posters by consolidating all of the flashcards in each set onto one page. I love putting these posters around the house (especially in the kitchen and in their bedrooms) at eye level for my little ones to look at and interact with. Use these posters in addition to my flashcards and videos and your child will love learning how to read easily, naturally, and as if by magic!
Teach Your Child to Read
- If you start when your child is young and do a little bit over a long period of time, your child will learn how to read easily and naturally. Start with my ABC and vocabulary resources and make sure your child knows letter names and sounds really well. When they do, use my word families resources to teach three letter words. After that, you’ll introduce the more complex sounds as the final step. Follow these steps and make sure learning is a fun time full of love and cuddles and you will be amazed to see your little one learn how to read.
- For a simple overview of how to teach your child to read, check out my blog: Teach Your Child to Read in 5 Simple Steps, and for a more in depth look at teaching reading, check out my blog series: Teach Your Child to Read.
- Check out my Free Reading Resources page to access all of the flashcards, posters, and video digital downloads you’ll need to teach your child how to read.
How to Print
- Option 1: Use a Chrome Browser to print from the provided link.
- Under “More settings” make sure that Paper Size = 8.5 x 11 in. and Scale = Fit to paper.
- Option 2: Download the PDF to your computer and print with Adobe Reader (If you need to download Adobe Reader, make sure you uncheck the optional offers on the left.)
- Under “Page Sizing and Handling”, make sure the circle that says “Fit” is selected, and make sure the box that says, “Choose paper source by PDF page size” is selected. If you don’t select this box, it will create extra margins on the top and sides.
- Print on card stock and laminate.
Follow These 5 Simple Steps to Teach Your Child How to Read:
I created these resources to help any parent (or teacher) teach their child/children to read in a fun and back to basics kind of way. If you follow these steps and fill learning time with lots of love and cuddles, your child will learn how to read easily and naturally just like my own five children did.
- Language Rich Environment: Use oral language at the child’s level (Get down on the floor and play together!) and help them memorize vocabulary words. (Tell them the names of things!)
- Phonemic Awareness: Teach one sound for each letter of the alphabet. (Start with short vowels and the hard c and g.)
- Phonics: Tap out sounds in three letter words to teach how sounds come together to form words.
- More Complex Phonemic Awareness: Introduce long vowels, digraphs, other vowel sounds, and other consonant sounds.
- Reading Comprehension Strategies: Use quality literature to interact with books and ask questions before, during, and after reading to make sure your child is understanding what you’re reading.
Start young! It’s better to do a little bit over a long period of time rather than try to cram it all in before preschool or kindergarten starts. Read more about how to teach your child to read in my blog: Teach Your Child to Read in 5 Simple Steps.
Teach Your Child to Read Blog Series
For a more in depth look at teaching your child to read, follow my blog series. In this series, I divide learning how to read into nine layers that build off from each other to create strong and confident readers. In each blog, you’ll find additional resources and information that will give you a deep understanding for how children learn how to read.
- #1-Oral Language Development Lays the Foundation for Learning to Read
- #2-How Engage Your Baby or Young Child with Reading
- #3-Learning How to Read Begins with the ABCs
- #4-Memorizing Words Before Sounding Them Out Leads to Reading
- #5-Building Vocabulary with Numbers, Colors, and Shapes
- #6-Teaching Phonics with Three Letter Word Families
- #7-Unlock the Final Stages of Reading with Advanced Phonemic Awareness
- #8-Reading Comprehension Strategies Lead to Independent Readers
- #9-Reinforcing Reading with Writing