If you have an elementary school child who’s struggling with reading like mine was. The best thing is, just have them sit on your lap and pick up a book that’s the right level for them and have them start with the sounds. Don’t ask them to sounded out all the time. That’s, that is something that is very what we grew up with hearing sounded out sounded out, but it doesn’t make sense to them, because they’re seeing letters almost like their pictures.
They could sometimes, they could look at the word but in one sentence and then not recognize it the next sentence later. So it’s very important that you take it one step at a time with them. You help them with these sounds. Ask them to look for picture clues in the, in the picture that’s there. If they can’t figure out what the word is, if they can’t figure out what the sound is just ask them; do you see anything in the picture that helps you?
Try yourself to stay calm because it’s very easy for us as parents to get frustrated when we see that they’re frustrated. So just help them with the sound. Start to make the sound for them. If they see the word cat say ca and then let them fill out the rest and it makes them feel so confident or vice versa. You can, you have them start the word and then you finish it for them and you do it together and before you know it, they’re gonna be reading at grade level, within months.