Table of Contents for Teach Yourself Help Your Child to Read


Meet the authors ix
Only got a minute? x
Only got five minutes? xii
Only got ten minutes? xiv
Introduction xviii
How to use this book xix
1 How to read to your child (0-11 years)
1(22)
Reading is not the same as reading aloud
1(2)
How to read aloud
3(3)
Reading aloud to your baby (0-12 months)
6(1)
Reading aloud to your toddler (1-3 years)
7(2)
Reading aloud to your pre-school child (3-4 years)
9(2)
Reading aloud to your 4-7-year-old
11(3)
Reading aloud to older children (7-11 years)
14(1)
Frequently asked questions
15(2)
Summary
17(6)
2 Reading and your baby (0-12 months)
23(20)
Laying down the foundations for literacy
23(1)
Talking to your baby
24(1)
Songs, rhymes and rhythms
25(2)
Sharing a book with your baby (0-5 months)
27(3)
Sharing a book with your baby (6-12 months)
30(5)
Baby signing
35(3)
TV and the young baby
38(1)
Frequently asked questions
39(4)
3 Reading and your toddler (1-2 years)
43(24)
Developing talk
44(1)
Talking to your toddler
44(2)
Playing with language
46(1)
The magical world of books
47(2)
How to share books with your toddler
49(2)
When to share books with your toddler
51(1)
A day in the life of a toddler and her books
51(2)
What books will my toddler enjoy?
53(5)
TV and the toddler
58(3)
Everyone wants a smarter child
61(1)
Frequently asked questions
62(5)
4 Reading and your child (2-3 years)
67(29)
Developing talk
68(1)
Talking to your toddler
69(1)
Developing conversation
70(1)
Perpetual questions!
70(2)
Extending vocabulary through reading
72(2)
When should I share books with my toddler?
74(2)
Independent `reading'
76(1)
Picture comprehension
77(1)
Language comprehension
78(1)
What kinds of books should I share with my toddler?
79(6)
The sound of language
85(1)
TV and the 2-3-year-old
86(3)
Not the three Rs but the three Ts!
89(1)
Frequently asked questions
90(6)
5 Reading and your child (3-4 years)
96(31)
Chatterboxes
96(2)
Speaking clearly
98(2)
Extending vocabulary through reading
100(1)
When should I share books with my child?
101(3)
What kinds of books should I share with my child?
104(7)
Encouraging your child to read alone
111(1)
What literacy skills will my child learn at nursery?
112(1)
Helping your child to tune in to the sounds of language
113(6)
TV and the 3-4-year-old
119(2)
Frequently asked questions
121(6)
6 Reading and your child (4-5 years)
127(35)
Language development
127(2)
Storytelling
129(3)
What kinds of books should I read to my child?
132(7)
Introducing book features as you read
139(1)
Using TV wisely
140(3)
What is meant by the term `Foundation Stage'?
143(1)
Supporting your child's learning
144(1)
Helping your child with phonics
145(10)
Frequently asked questions
155(7)
7 Reading and your child (5-7 years)
162(37)
The journey to becoming a reader
162(2)
How difficult is it to read?
164(2)
How is reading taught?
166(3)
Reading schemes
169(3)
How to listen to your child read to you
172(7)
How do schools assess reading?
179(2)
The importance of reading to your child
181(2)
Literacy games
183(8)
TV and computers
191(1)
Frequently asked questions
192(7)
8 Children who can read (7-11 years)
199(9)
Why might children stop reading?
200(2)
How to keep your child reading
202(3)
Frequently asked questions
205(3)
9 Children who find reading difficult (7-11 years)
208(35)
Why do some children find it more difficult than others to learn to read?
208(1)
How will I know if my child is having literacy difficulties?
209(2)
Why might my child be having difficulties with reading?
211(4)
Activities to support learning phonics
215(4)
Talk to your child's teacher
219(1)
Warning signs
220(3)
Difficulties with word recognition
223(5)
What is dyslexia?
228(3)
The educational psychologist
231(1)
Supporting children who find reading difficult
232(4)
Frequently asked questions
236(4)
Summary
240(3)
10 Children who can read ... but don't
243(19)
Why some children give up reading
244(1)
What does it matter if a child can read but chooses not to?
245(1)
What can parents do to encourage their child to read?
246(16)
Appendix 1 262(2)
Appendix 2 264(1)
Appendix 3 265(1)
Appendix 4 266(1)
Taking it further 267(11)
Index 278