Multicultural books can help young children learn about different characters in a book. Some multicultural books may have different characters with rhyming name. For example, a book may be called Silly Willey hit Billy. Children would enjoy this book because the name appeals to children. My children enjoy reading with me because I make sure they are paying attention to what I read.
Reading books to young children is substantial to their language development. It allows them not only to be entertained, but to also match words to pictures. I read the Picture Book as Literature story and I found it very informational. “One role of pictures in a picture book is to enhance the meaning of a story by illustrating the words.” (Sonia Landes) Pictures are more than just an entertaining touch to the book, instead it helps children to visualize the story and to dig deeper into the context about the characters, setting, and story line. It also allows the creative mind to wonder while also listening to the story being read out loud.
Developing Children’s Social, Emotional and Logical Skills through Reading ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.’ Dr. Seuss wrote this inspiring quote in his popular children’s book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, which teaches young children about the wonders of reading and encouraging them to take pride in their reading abilities. Reading is a fun way to learn new things. It opens a window into another world, whether it be fantasy or reality. It develops your brain and helps you become knowledgeable in various subjects.
It is important for children to have a positive learning experience because reading is a very important skill that will continually be needed in everyday life. Whole language and balanced literacy are two commonly used methods for teaching language arts to beginning students. There are many activities used to teach young children how to read and write including the use of music in the classroom, sight words, games, and worksheets. There are two main approaches to teaching reading to young students. One common approach is whole language.
The use of repetition and rhyming encouraged me to use expression when reading to the child, as I was able to memorize the ending sentences in the story, which were repeated on each page. Activities based upon Allen, 1998 can be created for other literacy activities including: debates, recounts, and also in Numeracy lesson’s which involve weights and sinking and floating. These activities can be conducted practically to engage student’s within their learning. The questions I chose were very supportive to the reading, as they encouraged the child to ‘think aloud’. I found using this technique helpful, as I asked the child questions in relevance to the story.
The more books that are read to children, the more their vocabulary expands. Reading to children can introduce them to different literature they might not find on their own (Koralek). Another essential skill that children need is the ability to listen, which they learn while being read to (“Importance of Reading Aloud”). Not only does reading give children the ability to listen, it gives them the ability to understand how stories work. “The more a child knows about and experience the joys of reading before kindergarten, the easier it will be to learn to read,” (“Why Reading to Children Is Important”).
This will include theories by David Crystal, Gunther Kress, Jeanne S. Chall and B.M. Kroll. Also included will be some methods used to teach children to read and write, such as the “Look and Say” method taken from Oxford Reading Tree reading books, and the phonetics exercises taken from Jolly Phonics workbooks. It has been said that the real insight into a child’s progress is literacy as it is seen as a way of opening a child’s mind to logical and imaginative thinking as well as their intellectual and emotional development. As a result emphasis in primary school curriculums has been on teaching children to read.
When parents expose their children to literature, even before they know how to read, speak, or write, they are helping the child develop their language, reading, and perceptual abilities. "Early reading promotes early literacy. "- (Infants & Toddlers: How To Read To Very Young Children | Scholastic.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/infants-toddlers-how-read-very-young-children) Books that contain sounds of words and animal sounds, in my opinion, are among the most effective ways for parents to help their infants and little ones to develop their language skills.
The more a child hears a story the greater they come to understand its meaning and purpose. Reading books to children is a means of demonstrating how to read and gives students a model to follow when they read independently. (Barratt-Pugh & Rohl, 2000, p. 124-125). Parents play a large role in encouraging children to read and enabling them to become confident readers. Parents are aware of what motivates their child and can choose books that will stimulate their child’s interest.
Teachers can influence children learn dual language. Reading instructions include reading-aloud, interactive read-aloud, independent reading, and supported reading. While there are more reading instruction here are a few that may be used to help with a teacher’s curriculum. It is important for children to interactive during story time. Interactive read-aloud helps support children literary.