Seven tips to help your kids improve spelling

Seven tips to help your kids improve spelling
Having a good grasp of spelling is crucial for kids. In the most practical terms, regardless of what the future holds regarding AI-based grammar and spelling checkers, poor spelling will hold them back in exams, essays, and college entrance tests today and in the future.
 
Our teacher reviewers have applied their experience and expertise to give you the following tips on how to help your kids improve their spelling skills.
 
Read Together: Reading with your child regularly exposes them to various words. Encourage them to read aloud to improve their understanding of spelling and pronunciation.
Doing this greatly impacts more than just spelling and is one of the most important things you can do with your kids. Check out book apps to get an instant reading library.
 
Word Walls: Create a word wall in your home with commonly misspelt words or words your child is learning. They can refer to it when unsure how to spell a word.
Include words you struggle to remember to show you are still learning, and your kids will try to beat you by learning them first!
 
Phonics Instruction: Understanding phonics is crucial for spelling. Teach your child phonetic rules and patterns so they can sound out words and understand the relationship between letters and sounds. Phonics apps.
When your child encounters a difficult word, help them break it down into smaller, more manageable parts (syllables or phonemes) to make it easier to spell.
 
Spelling Bee: Organize a mini spelling bee at home with family members. This can be a fun way to encourage your child to learn and practice new words.
Some kids thrive on competition, while others find it uncomfortable. Remember that learning is your goal in this exercise, so try a different approach for kids who dislike the pressure.
 
Visual Aids: Use visual aids like flashcards with the word on one side and a picture illustrating the word on the other. This can help reinforce the connection between the word and its meaning.
Flashcard apps are a great universal tool that can help with spelling, math, general knowledge and more.
 
Technology: Utilize educational apps and software designed to improve spelling skills. Many of these apps gamify the learning process.
The Parent App Library has certified and indexed many spelling apps to help you find the best ones and make the right choice for your child.
 
Support Teachers: Stay in touch with your child's teachers to understand their spelling curriculum and get insights into areas where your child may need extra support.
Some apps help you manage school-issued lists more effectively.
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