Saturday, May 30, 2009


Why Should I Read to My Toddler?
Reading improves comprehending and creative skills in a child. In this early age they can develop many skills through reading because reading makes them busy and make them innovative, talented, analytical, and critical. Thus it develops thinking skills in a child, they begin to think broadly.
Before your child can read independently, he or she needs a set of skills called emergent literacy skills. These include:
having a large vocabulary of words and knowing how to use them
understanding that words are made up of smaller sounds (this is called phonemic awareness)
understanding that marks on a page represent letters and words
knowing the letters of the alphabet
You don't need games, flashcards, or special instruction to help your child gain these skills. You just need books, your child, and you. Reading to your child as often as possible is the best thing you can do to help him. You just need to teach them with enjoyment. Use different kinds of words in your home unfamiliar to your child so that they can adopt new vocabulary. Buy tracing books and make them trace the letters so that your child may not face difficulty reading books. Buy CDs or cassette of poems and phonics so that your child may adopt some skills needed to read books. It is all up to you how you teach them and how much interest you take.


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hashim said...

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Dilasari Hidayat said...

I do read books to my youngest daughter. She loves it. There's a lot of benefits I can see by doing it regularly. Thanks for the post!

Saif Ali Pervez said...

Thanks for all your comments!! do commenting and give suggestions too.

SPAH Party said...

The little girl I babysit is 2 1/2 and loves books! her mom continuously read to her as a baby, and limited very little to no TV, and it works moms! The little girl prefers books over tv any day


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