17 Smart Strategies for Struggling Readers: How to Help Your Kid Learn to Love Reading

Learning to read can be hard, but it doesn't need to be stressful. Here's how you can help your struggling reader (20 Photos)

By Jennifer L.W. Fink on Sep 1, 2013 at 12:41PM

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Some struggling readers are still stuck on the basics, so it's key to spend some time brushing up on basic skills, like letter sounds and basic grammar. "Mastering reading fundamentals is absolutely critical," says Lindsay Hu, Ed.D., assistant professor of childhood education at Metropolitan College of New York.

It's easy to make it fun: Play rhyming games. Rearrange magnetic letters on the fridge. Play Scrabble, Zingo or the app game Words with Friends. Fill out a MadLibs together. Anything that gets your kid playing with words and sounds will ultimately improve his reading.

And while apps shouldn't replace your child's reading time, they're a great supplement to help reinforce basic skills in a fun way. These 6 great learn-to-read apps can help -- as well as these apps for school-age kids and these apps for preschoolers

 

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