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How to improve your child's spelling

Improving a child's spelling requires patience, practise, and the use of effective strategies. Here are some tips to help your children improve their spelling:

1) Practise regularly

Encourage your child to practise spelling words daily. Make a list of words that your child struggles with and have them practise them every day until they have mastered them.

2) Use multi-sensory techniques

Use multi-sensory techniques like writing the words on a whiteboard, spelling them out loud, and using flashcards to reinforce learning.

3) Break down words

Teach your child to break down words into smaller parts to make them easier to spell. For example, "cat" can be broken down into "c-a-t."

4) Read together

Reading is a great way to improve spelling because it exposes children to a wide range of words. Reading together also allows you to point out words and their spelling.

5) Play word games

Playing word games like Scrabble can be a fun way to improve spelling. These games encourage children to think about words and their spellings.

6) Provide positive feedback

Encourage your child and provide positive feedback when they spell a word correctly. This helps build confidence and motivation.

7) Seek extra support

If your child continues to struggle with spelling despite your efforts, seek professional help from a tutor who specialises in spelling instruction.

Overall, spelling is an essential skill for children to develop. Encouraging children to practise spelling regularly can help them build strong spelling skills and set them up for academic and professional success in the future.

Does your child need help with their spelling? Contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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