30 Ways For Parents To Teach Their Child To Read

Leapfrog have launched a confidence boosting guide for parents on how to teach their children to read. The guide, named ‘30 Ways in 30 Days’ forms part of LeapFrog’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

According to research* by LeapFrog, almost half of UK parents lack the confidence and know-how to continue their child’s reading and literacy education at home. In response, the brand has created a supportive guide to help parents teach and inspire a lifelong love of reading in their child.

Tony Hicks, Chief International Officer at LeapFrog, comments: “LeapFrog was founded twenty years ago by a father who wanted to find a better way of teaching his son to read. Inspiring a love of reading and helping children achieve their full potential has been our passion ever since. We hope our new guide will be a great go-to resource for parents looking for different ways to help their children on their educational journey”.

The ‘30 Ways in 30 Days’ confidence boosting guide, by the multi award-winning educational toy brand, forms part of its 20th anniversary celebrations and offers parents playful solutions and tools to tackle reading with their child at home as part of their everyday family routine.

Within the guide, educational expert Janette Wallis, gives parents 30 fun and rewarding tips and ‘how to’ techniques to try at home. Janette Wallis said: “Reading with your child can instill a lifelong love of reading from a very young age. Parents are the first role models for their children, so it’s important to be passionate about reading, show that passion and set a strong example. The key to this for busy parents is enjoyment, so we have created this guide to show parents how fun and simple it can be to incorporate reading exercises in to everyday life.” – This is something everyone can do. We’ve had hours of fun in the library, as well as at home with our own books. We use our LeapPad, LeapReader, iPad apps and even our iPhones to “read” with Sam and Sydney, too. 

All LeapFrog products ensure that children are not just learning, but engaged, happy and motivated to keep going. LeapFrog’s award-winning reading toy portfolio includes LeapReader, the number one electronic complete learn-to-read-and-write solution for children*, and Read With Me Scout, a cuddly reading companion for 2-5 year olds. We have one of these, and he still reads with Syd at least twice a week. After 10 months’ use, she is getting a little bored of the same 5 stories though, admittedly.

LeapFrog also boasts a vast educational library of top-quality interactive storybooks, games and videos for its LeapPads which are all educator approved and there to reinforce classroom techniques and learnings.

Hicks adds: “Not only will our new guide help parents reignite and inspire a love of reading at home, our teacher testimonial videos will provide them with an objective, honest view of LeapReader. We want them to have confidence in how to use the device at home, so that it really maximises their child’s literacy journey.”

For more information on the guide, visit: http://www.leapfrog.com/en-gb/products/reading-family

As a parent, I have to add that Sydney’s letter recognition has come on leaps and bounds since we have been using the leap reader system. She can “read” every letter, and spell out words now, and she isn’t even 3 yet. This video shows her at around 20 Months reading the letters on our TV…

Since Sam and Syd were tiny, I have always pointed to letters and numbers and said what they were. I am sure that had a lot to do with how quickly Syd picked them up, as well as several educational iPad apps, too

My son, Sam has Autism, so his level of learning isn’t “normal” per se, but the LeapFrog AlphaPup has helped him to recognise letters by combining his love of colours with letters.

I was relieved to see that we already do a lot of the “30 ways in 30 days” activities. I am a complete bookworm, so books have been a huge part of Sam & Syd’s lives since before they were even born. (I may have read Harry Potter and some fairy tales to my Baby Bumps)!

This is not a sponsored post. I was sent this information and decided to share – Simples!

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