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03/08/2017
The benefits of being an avid reader are plenty: enhanced communication skills, an extensive vocabulary, better understanding of others, and many more. However, if you want your child to delight in those advantages, you first need to be certain that they are able to comprehend what they're reading. If your child could use assistance in this department, this is how you can help them.

How to Help Your Child Develop Reading Comprehension Skills

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The more you practice a new skill, the better you become at it. For that reason, it's imperative that you encourage your child to read as much as they can. You can do so in a few different ways: lead by example, give them books that speak to their interests, and visit the library often. You should even try making this a bonding activity, so you can enjoy your time together as you read to each other.

Create an Appropriate Space

Reading comprehension requires high levels of concentration, which is why you should ensure your child will be able to focus on their reading material. One way to do that is to create an appropriate reading space for them. Said space should be well-lit and have comfortable and suitable furniture. Needless to say, this should also be a distraction-free zone, so your child can work on their reading comprehension.

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Have the Necessary Tools Handy

There are certain tools that your child can make use of in order to improve their understanding of a book. For instance, highlighters can help them emphasize the important points in the story. Likewise, an updated English dictionary can be of assistance if they come upon an unknown word as they read. The dictionary will clear any doubts of a word's meaning, as well as help them expand their vocabulary.

Turn to Tutoring

Sometimes, a child that has a more challenging time developing their reading comprehension skills just needs guidance to work and improve on them. Fortunately, one-on-one tutoring sessions can provide the support, attention, and time they require in order to master this valuable and useful skill. An experienced tutor will help them along the way until they reach their goal of becoming as good of a reader as they want to be.

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Take Notes While Reading

A great tip that can help your child focus on what they're reading, follow the story, and retain the information better, is to take notes as they go. Ensure they have a notebook and pen nearby so that they can write down the names of the main characters, any dates, unknown words, important information, and other details that they may find interesting. This way, they won't get lost or confused with the material.

Give Them Context

In certain cases, having context about the material we're going over, can give us a better understanding of what we're reading. For example, if your child is reading a story set on the Moon, it may be a good idea to research it, show them pictures of it up close, and tell them more about it. This way, they'll comprehend the references in the story, and they'll likely become more knowledgeable in a slew of different subjects.

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Make Use of Several Reading Techniques

Reading out loud, rereading a paragraph if needed, summarizing each page, among other reading techniques, can be game changers in your child's journey to greater reading comprehension skills. Try one of these methods at a time, until you find one that works best for your child and their reading style. Once you do, continue employing it until your child shows real progress.

Discuss the Reading Material

As a final tip, an easy, enjoyable, and practical way to help your child improve as a reader, is to simply talk to them about the reading material they're working on. This way, they'll have an opportunity to voice their doubts, opinions, and interpretations of what they're reading. Moreover, they can hear your thoughts on the material as well, which can make their experience much more enriching.

Work on Your Child's Reading Skills with Tutoring in Moorpark CA

The Tutoring Center, Moorpark CA offers a "Geniuses in Training" Reading Program, aimed to help your child master their reading comprehension skills. Call (805) 876-0288 to learn more about how tutoring in Moorpark CA can benefit your child or to schedule a free diagnostic assessment.

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