1. Literacy is the ability to use available symbol systems that are fundamental to learning and teaching, for the purposes of comprehending and composing, for the purposes of making and communica? ng meaning and knowledge. -h”p://www. literacyinlearningexchange. org/de&ning-literacy 2. Reading to your baby helps build vocabulary, s? mulates imagina? on, and improves communica? on skills.
Reading to your baby introduces her to the concepts of stories, numbers, le”ers, colors, and shapes, and gives her informa? on about the world around her. -h”p://www. babycenter. com/0_reading-to-your-baby_368. bc#ar? clesec? on2 3.
Young children also need to see their parents and other family members reading. Seeing their parents’ value reading in this way sends children the message that reading is an important ac? vity. It is crucial that children see their parents use reading for a variety of purposes, from entertainment to maintaining a job. Parents should show children the many ways that they use reading. -h”p://www. rif. org/us/literacy-resources/ar? cles/literacy-development-begins-at- home. htm 4.
Other ways to help develop reading habits are by making reading material easily available, having reading ac? vi? es planned, and acknowledging the child’s progress and success. -h”p://www. prokerala. com/kids/ac? vi? es/teach-children-to-read. php 5. TV viewing takes away ? me from reading and improving reading skills through prac? ce. Kids watching cartoons and entertainment television during pre-school years have poorer pre-reading skills at age 5. Also, kids who watch entertainment TV are also less likely to read books and other print media. -h”p://www. raisesmartkid. com/all-ages/1-ar? cles/13-the-good-and-bad-e9ects-of-tv- on-your-kid 6.
Repeated reading helps children become familiar with the vocabulary, repeated themes, and the language in the story. You can use repeated story readings to help children understand, talk about, and be part of the story. – h”p://www. earlyliteracylearning. org/cellpract_pract/presch/p_group/reading_print_grp .pdf 7. Reading aloud to children is the easiest and most e9ec? ve way to prepare a child for school.
This s? mulates language and literacy skills. Reading to your child builds their vocabulary and gives them a mastery of language. It is also proven that children who are more exposed to books will go further in educa? on achievement. Reading to children builds family rela? onships, and children learn to love books and reading. Children learn how to handle stress and new experiences from books.
Stories are a great way to help children transi? on from one milestone to another or to handle a stressful situa? on. -h”p://www. childrenswishingwell. org/5-bene&ts-of-reading-to-children/ 8. Marching, stamping, clapping, chan? ng, and dancing to a variety of musical rhythms involves children in the pa”erning of music, which helps to lay a founda? on for the di9erent pa”erning’s of speech and reading, along with an apprecia? on of di9erent rhythms and pa”erns. Cita? ons.