Top 5 Reading Strategies to Try This Summer

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Our Nessy YouTube Channel has helpful videos with tips and tricks, to make learning that little bit easier. We’ve compiled 5 reading strategies you can try this summer to keep kids learning over the holidays. Try showing them these fun and educational videos and see what sticks!


1. Fingers are for reading

Help your children learn how their fingers help them read. They can use their finger to break a word into smaller chunks, making it easier to understand!


2. Vowel – rr

The R is a powerful letter, which can change the sound of vowels. This video explains how one or two r’s effects the pronunciation of a word, and reminds your children to look out for those r’s!


3. Silent Letters

Why are some letters silent? This video explains that k in words such as ‘knife’ is silent! The animated letters will help your children learn when letters are silent and why!


4. Adjectives, Nouns, Verbs

This Nessy reading strategy will help your child understand a noun, adjective and verb. The video shows an Amazing Vibrating Newt who will help your child tell the difference between these three important words!

5. Sticky i

Learn why TION makes the sound SHUN. The sticky i sticks to letters such as t, c and s, which changes the sound. The sticky animated i will help your children learn this sound!


These strategies can be found in Nessy Reading & Spelling. Developed by a team of specialist teachers and psychologists, the program is designed to help students of all abilities learn to read & spell! With a hundred independent learning lessons spread over ten engaging islands the program will help your child learn phonemic awareness, phonics, blending, sight words, fluency, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension!