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Helping your child read at home
Tell your child to look at the picture. You may tell the child the word is something that can be seen in the picture, if that is the case.
Tell the child to look for chunks in the word, such as
in mat or
Ask the child to get his/her mouth ready to say the word by shaping the mouth for the beginning letter.
Ask the child if the word looks like another word she/he knows. Does
? for example.
Ask the child to go on and read to the end of the sentence. Often by reading the other words in context, the child can figure out the unknown word.
If the child says the wrong word while reading, ask questions like: Does it make sense? Does it sound right? Does it look right?
Helping your child with addition/subtraction
Use tangible objects to represent numbers. Coins or blocks are great options.
Try "Touch Math" or number lines to help with counting up(adding) or counting down(subtracting).
Flash cards and math games are fun to use. Make a family math night.
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