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What to do if your child gets stuck on a word...

Sometimes reading can be a bit daunting!!!! 
What should I do if my child gets stuck on a word while we are reading together?

Before you give your child the word:

1. Encourage them to look at the pictures.
Can they get clues about the words from the illustrations?

2. Encourage them to "get their lips ready"
to say the beginning sound of the tricky word.

3. Encourage them to stretch the sounds out slowly...
Then put the sounds together.

4. Encourage your child to look for a glued sound or a
little word within the word that they don't know.

5. Encourage them to skip the word and read on.
When they get to the end of the sentence, they should
be able to figure it out. What makes sense?
Now go back and re-read the sentence again.

If all of those strategies don't help, it's fine to give the word to your child. 

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