There are many ways you can help inspire your toddler to begin to learn to read and cultivate a love for reading. This blog aims to go through some of these.
Why reading to young children is crucial
Your child’s growth is aided in several ways by the daily sharing of tales, conversations, and songs. Your toddler is becoming used to noises, words, language, and print, so reading to your child enhances your child’s early literacy abilities, particularly their capacity to concentrate, and prepares them for subsequent reading success.
Reading to your child at pre-school helps them develop their creativity and broadens their knowledge of the world. Reading to your child, for instance, may encourage respect for and knowledge of various cultures as well as help your child develop social and emotional intelligence.
Also reading books allows you to have time to bond with your child as they move on from the baby stage of their development.
By posing questions to your child, you may foster conversation about the book you’re reading. It’s essential for your kid to comprehend future comprehension tests. Although reading and fluency are absolutely worthwhile objectives, understanding has to be our top priority.
Since we’re talking to toddlers, you may use straightforward questions about the book like “Do you see the cat?” also “Is the car green?” Questions with a simple “yes” or “no” answer will do.
We live in a world where words are everywhere. Consider taking the time to point out words at nursery or at least different letter combinations on items like their favourite cereal box or the street signs outside your house if your youngster is showing an interest. Don’t question them yet. Rather, approach it by saying words out loud when you see them on things like labels or signs.
Your youngster will ultimately realise that language and reading are prevalent throughout the world since words don’t simply appear on the pages of books.
Children should enjoy the process of learning to read in order to keep them motivated to get better. When learning first begins, a youngster may be enthusiastic and eager, but once they meet a wall, they may become discouraged and give up easily. It might be difficult for parents to take up where they left off and figure out how to fill in any gaps that could be frustrating. Using technology can help make learning to read stay fun.
At Little Acorns Day Nursery we love to inspire your child to learn with our trained nursery teachers to find out more about how we cultivate your child’s love for reading please contact us.