Pause Prompt Praise

Pause Prompt Praise

Reading with your child is a wonderful way to develop their literacy skills but I didn’t know as a parent that I was doing it wrong until I read this method of paired reading.

Turns out I was trying too hard and jumping in too early to help my child, which didn’t help him learn how to decode as much as it helped him learn if I wait long enough, adults will read for me!

Have a look at the method suggested here. OAC Primary teacher Ginny Bell has been teaching reading to children for many years and recommends OAC parents follow the steps of Pause, Prompt, Praise to support young readers. Happy reading!

Lisa Hannaford, OAC Psychologist

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Last updated: 17 October 2019