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Many times parents want to know how to help their child at home with reading. The best thing you can do is to read aloud to your child. Read text that is interesting and enriched (above your child's reading level with good vocabulary.)  Have your child visualize as you read, like making a movie in their mind. Ask them to tell what they visualized. Discuss any vocabulary that your child might not understand. Research shows that hearing text read aloud increases vocabulary and comprehension. If you want your child to read to you, have them read text that is on their level. It is okay to tell them words that they have difficulty reading, unless you  know they have the skills to sound out those words. You can check with me on this. I can tell you where they are in the Wilson reading program and what type of words they should be able to sound out. Please contact me if you have any questions about your child's reading progress. This strategy is explained more under Strategy to Help Your Child at Home.