Re: Parents of early reader, a ?
I would follow the words as I read, but mainly so they caught on to the fact that you read from left to right. I didn't do it all the time. Eventually, my kids asked for me to teach them to read, so we went through sounding out and slowly worked in the phonics rules. I bought curriculum with my oldest, but have hardly used it with my youngest. I just wasn't confident that I could teach my oldest without it.