Reading sits on two main skills:
- Sound awareness – The ability to connect between an image and a sound.
Develop it by making your child aware of the many sounds we hear. For example when you hear a plane in the sky, point at it and say: “See a plane! Hear the sound it makes! Can you do this sound?”. Make him aware of animal voices, musical instruments sounds etc.
- General knowledge and vocabulary
The more your child will know about the world the better he will be at guessing the written word and understanding what he reads by making connections to an existing knowledge in his mind. We discussed “Read aloud” and “Learning while Doing” to develop general knowledge.
Keep posted for some activities to develop Sound Awareness and General Knowledge.
This week, please share with us –
What books or rhymes do you remember your parents read/recite to you? Could be in another language. What is beautiful about it? What do you like about it? What it makes you feel? Have you tried reading/ reciting the piece to your own kids?
Looking forward to see you on Thursday,