Hi moms, today we will talk about Kids Learn To Read. Most parents, at one time or another, frets over the education and the development of their children. Many concerned parents research and seek information on the main topic of teaching children to read and write. I for just one, am glad to see so many parents wanting to get an early on start for their children in reading and writing, because studies show that developing these abilities in early stages before entering school provides numerous benefits and advantages afterwards as the kid progresses through school.
More worrisome should really be the fact that over one third, 38% to be exact, of grade 4 students cannot even achieve a fundamental degree of reading ability according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This is an alarming statistic. Will your son or daughter become one of the 38% who cannot reach basic reading achievement by grade 4? For most children, this poor ability to learn may be easily prevented with early phonemic awareness teaching.
Reading must begin early in living of a kid, whether it is just an alphabet letter, a phrase, a word, a paragraph, or even a story. Teaching children how to see must begin in the beginning, and children should come in contact with books, stories, rhymes, and be read to on an everyday basis. Children as young as 2 years of age can learn to learn in the event that you teach them to see with the appropriate instructions. Please watch the video below of a 2 year 11 months old reading randomly constructed sentences.
As Lida Williams said, almost 100 years back:
Phonics is not a technique of teaching reading, nonetheless it is a required part of every good, modern method. It is the important thing to word mastery, and word mastery is one of many first essentials in learning to read. A familiarity with the sounds of letters, and of the effectation of the career of the letter upon its sound, is an important means of mastering the mechanics of reading, and of enabling children to become independent readers.
100 years later, this still holds true. There is a huge great debate about what method of teaching is best to instruct children how to read: whether phonics or the complete language method is better. The whole language learning to read method is more of a “word memorization” plan, where a child is designed to memorize the “shape” of the phrase, and say it.
It is essential to tell apart the difference between phonological awareness and phonemic awareness.Phonological awareness is very broad, and includes phonemic awareness as a sub category. Phonemic awareness is extremely narrow, and it is only centered on the phonemes, which are the average person sounds of letters. You will find no shortage of studies which have repeatedly found and concluded that teaching phonemic awareness to small children produces exceptional reading and spelling abilities. You are able to read more about research on phonemic awareness here.
The entire language method simply expects a child to “read” when presented reading material, and by memorizing sight words. The phonics method is really a bottom up approach where you teach children to learn in a logical and sequential order. You first teach children the alphabet letters and the sounds they represent; then you teach children to mix (or blend) various letter sounds together to form words; that is then followed closely by reading sentences and simple stories. This can be a logical progression for kids learning to read, where they develop accuracy in decoding words and pronouncing words. This technique of teaching also helps the little one to spell correctly.
There’s without doubt that phonics and phonemic awareness instruction could be the superior method to teach children how to read. We have successfully used phonemic awareness instructions to teach our children at age 2 to read words, sentences, paragraphs, and simple story books. Thank you for reading this article about Kids Learn To Read and see you next time. In the event that you want to find out about our simple, step-by-step method to teach your young ones to learn and write, please click below: