When your child needs help reading a word, say...
*Look at the picture with your "eagle eye."
*Make the first sound with your "fish lips."
*Stretch out the sounds in the word like a "stretchy snake."
*Look for a part or chunk of the word you know like a "chunky monkey."
*Does the word make sense?
*Does the word sound right?
*I like the way you tried to work that out!