Learning to Read for Preschoolers
Children usually take the crucial steps toward learning to read early in life, and that is before they can even exhibit their reading and writing skills. Other than oral reading, being able to read signs and symbols, identification of images should be practiced as well. It is necessary for a child to learn the basic things in life at a young age for this will be the foundation for his understanding about literacy and its concept.
Even during the first few months of a baby, they already beginning to learn on how to read gestures and facial expressions of the people around him especially with their parents, and once they start to play around they get to manipulate objects and from here they learn on how to read symbols. Next is when children learn on how to mimic sounds and they begin to learn about alphabet.
In order for a child to know how to read well they have to start with knowing the sounds of letter, knowing the meaning of a word, and once they have already had a grasped on it, they will start now on learning to read or understand set of words grouped together in a sentence.
There are a lot of preschool student nowadays who can already read well due to several factors like I.Q, Environment, and Genes, a kid may be above-average person who has God-given talent in reading, may have a wonderful environment where he/she is fully nurtured and given the best to become bright and talented child or its simply because of their parents that may have able to read at a young age as well.
To make reading or just learning to read more interesting for kids, teachers, parents or guardian should know how to create activities for preschoolers that are engaging and amusing so that kids will focus and pay attention to what they are doing. Most common example for this are flash cards. Flash cards are very colorful, usually with animal pictures on it, kids are easily engaged to it making it more interacting and easy for them to learn on how to read.
Reading is not only through the eyes and mouth, some kids may not have the ability to use all senses in order for them to read and learn, there are kids who are mute and deaf or blind but that doesn’t hinder them being a normal person who can read, with the technology that we have there are lot of ways to do to learn and read we just need to exert effort for us to make sure that all children will have better ways in understanding the world in the future by making a foundation today through their learning. One of the popular educational tools for learning to read and write on the market in the past as today is the magic pen named “LeapReader” from LeapFrog. The latest model, LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System is very interesting!
Learning to read cannot be executed overnight, it needs practice, time and effort but the learning all the children acquired will be essential in their life. This will be the greatest gift that no one can take away from every child the knowledge they get from all the things that they learned from.