Sesame Street has always been an early learning resource for children. Now that will continue on as they use a grant given by the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. The Foundation has pledged $75,000 over the next 3 years to help with a multimedia campaign to help with young child gain the early reading skills that they need. The new campaign is set to launch fall of this year and we are looking forward to it.
If you do not want to wait until fall to start helping your child gain the necessary foundation to reading then there are still a ton of resources out there. On this site there is a page that we have written about helping your child learn phonics that may be of help to you. There are also a ton of resources beyond Sesame Street that you can use. Some that I have found helpful when teaching my children are:
There are many different roads that people take to learning to read and what works for one child may not work for another. Don’t get frustrated. Just adjust to your child’s individual needs and smile along the way.
If there is something that has worked for you over the years we welcome your comments below. What helped you may benefit another parent and child. We would love to hear from you. 🙂