Want to find ways on how you can read a book together and bond with your child? Even with hearing disabilities, looking to read will help their development and give them a gift that will last a lifetime. In this guide, we will discuss how you can read with your child through all stages of learning.
Here are 5 tips on how to read for families with deafness or hearing loss.
Find books they take interest in
You will find that sharing books together are great ways to bond and help your child’s development in reading grow. While your child may have a hearing disability, this may lead to challenges that your child will face in learning. What better way to start their interest in reading by finding books that they enjoy.
Make reading a habit
Each time you read to your child, you will help their brain to further develop. Make it a habit of reading to your child every day and allow them to choose books that they will enjoy. Find books that repeat or rhyme the same sound as they will help your child learn the sounds that each letter makes.
Read based on their attention span
As younger children tend to have short attention spans, try reading one or two books at a time. Allow their attention to reading build as you grow your reading time. Your child will soon discover how fun reading time can be.
Repeat their Favorite Stories
Read the same stories again and again to their liking. Not only will this help your child catch words, they will also become to memorize the story and details. Make sure your child can see your face, the words, and the pictures. This will help them follow the story even if they cannot catch all the words at once.
Let them make the move
Allow your child to turn the pages, lift the flaps, and hold the book. This will allow them to practice using their hands and prepare for sign language.
What other ways can you recommend on teaching your child to read? Comment below and share your tips with us!