• Jessica Frost

Teaching Early Reading Behaviours

Updated: Jan 16, 2018

Even very young children demonstrate reading behaviours. Our earliest readers are demonstrating these behaviours when they start to hold a book with the correct orientation, turn the pages, notice that our print moves from left to right and can begin to "read" the pictures. Young children learn this when you read to them. Think aloud to help them understand what readers do. When I read to my son I point to the words so that I'm modelling what teachers call voice print match. This is an important reading behaviour to support when reading with your child. Currently, we are working on reading the pictures, talking about what we see, and turning the pages. We are big fans of the Duck and Goose series!