How to Help If Your Child Is Stuck on a Word


    Instead of saying "sound it out" each time your child stops or mispronounces a word as he/she reads, please ask questions such as:


    • Did that make sense?
    • Did that sound right?
    • Go back and try again
    • Get your mouth ready for that word and start it
    • Find a part in the word you know
    • Look at the picture and think about the story
    • Does it look like a word you know?

    If these questions do not produce the expected results, TELL your child the word and continue to enjoy the book.