Some Important Points to Know About the Importance of Reading to Our Children
One of the most important elements of our children’s education is ready. This is for the basic fact that reading is the precursor before learning other subjects. If a child fails to read, he or she will have struggle with other subjects. It is for this reason that it is important for us to find experts or teachers who can help our children to read in the most effective and efficient manner.
We must understand that reading is a complex process, but thankfully, reading skills can be taught right from birth and that it can be learned. Reading would involve the child’s ability to attend to details, to concentrate, to focus his or her eyes on the letters, and be able to see the differences between these letters. The child has to be able to focus on the differences of the sounds or shall we say auditory discrimination, articulation, and remember the symbols, the sequence and be able to repeat them in both auditory and visual memories.
These so-called pre-reading skills are fortunately developed through play and activities, by being encouraged to draw, read books or paint in the early life of a child. This is where the expertise of a teacher will come in. This professional will be able to integrate various methods of learning. He or she can look at the needs of each child, the preferences of the child, and be able to integrate these approaches in order to teach the child how to read.
Although some teachers would struggle with how to teach reading comprehension, they can use some form of reading osmosis with skills that can be quantified. It is thus important for these teachers to know each child or reader. To know that each of these children come to class with different sets of skills and also various deficits. Each child would need mastery in different areas from phonics, syllabication, sight words, and fluency. Only then will they master reading with meaning.
There are programs where teachers can complete to be able to teach and help their students with reading skill deficits, where they can help with the value and purpose of reading. By knowing these, a teacher will learn about the importance of phonemic awareness, fluency, and others to shape the reading comprehension of the students.
It is said that in order to read well, there are some factors that would greatly influence the child, and these are overall intelligence, visual ability, auditory ability, language ability, and physical factors. Provisions of some materials like books, games, and toys, and even emotional factors in relationships with parents and teachers would affect the learning to read.
It is good to know also that teaching methods with the use of phonics are important to any reading program. This means intervention that will help the future reader to improve. There was a study that poor readers still happen even when they entered high school. With the technical knowledge and expertise of a teacher, early intervention can be done to help these poor readers.