If your child is ready to start reading, you need to be doing more than letting them run loose on the internet. You should be finding learning opportunities for them — especially if they’re planning on going to college someday. V medial words are an essential building block to learning to read. You can teach them by having them read stories, but if that’s not enough, you can also give them a lab of their own to build those medial words.
So where does the Learning V Medial Words Lab Stand? Your child will spend time reading words a few at a time from a list of five or six words, then she’ll be asked to pair each word with its best partner, then she’ll choose one that works across the board! It’s all about learning this way: finding out what they know and what they don’t know.
1. Book Stores :
Keep your child’s mind sharp without spending a lot of money at a book store. When you’re on vacation, take a detour to your nearest book store. Then spend some time browsing the shelves and letting your child pick out a few books. Don’t worry about what books look like — just let them find something that catches their eye. The point is to get them hooked on reading and to learn words, not to conquer reading all at once.
Each time you do this, you’ll be knocking out another “V medial word.” It can be the same or it can be something new each time, but it will all help your child improve those college entrance exams… even if it isn’t something you’d normally consider “educational.” You’ll be surprised how many things are beneficial to learning when you’re out of the classroom.
2. Board Games :
Playing board games with your child is a great way to get them excited about reading, too. There are lots of games that incorporate reading — Scrabble, Monopoly, Sorry and even some card games like War and Go Fish. Since they’re playing with a friend or family member, they’re not as aware that they’re actually learning something at the same time. If you want to do more, you can always make up games of your own that incorporate words from your reading list.
3. Read It Yourself Books :
When they’re not in the classroom, reading is a great way to make reading part of their daily routine. Your child should be able to go through one book a day — and though you can start with picture books, those are best for young readers. When they’re ready for a little more challenge, a good single word per day at bedtime is a great way to get kids interested in the things they read about in books (and it helps them learn their medial words at the same time!).
4. Picture Books :
If you can put up with the crude drawings in chapter books, you might want to start your child off on picture books. Because those tend to be shorter, it’s easy for your child to get through several a day and be knocking out some reading. If your child is a bit older than that, then you can talk about hiding words in the pictures and making them up as they go along. You might even want to try it yourself — see what happens!
5. School Books :
If you’re not sure where else to take your reading, then let the school systems take over! They have plenty of reading programs and other ways for children to learn these medial words… even if they’re not really learning them. Just make sure you follow the rules and don’t try to teach your child anything that isn’t permitted by the teacher. And remember: no child should take more than 30 minutes of reading when being tested!
6. Books of Your Choice :
If there’s a children’s book you really like, don’t just let it collect dust on your shelf because it’s too hard for your child to understand. Break it down into words and start working the knowledge with them. If you know where the words come from and what they mean, they’ll at least be able to get something from the book by following along with you. You can even go so far as to write the words on a piece of paper as you read them — talk them through and make your own story!
7. Play It With Them :
You can use board games to learn medial words, but you can also use them to teach those medial words to your child. For example, if they’re playing Candyland, the board could have words like “first” and “second” on it so they eventually know that “first one’s the red candy and the second one’s the green one.” Use whatever activities are at hand that come with a learning goal in mind — since kids are usually pretty good at following directions.