Teach your child to listen
September 18, 2007 10:32am CST
Read aloud to all these first five years.even during first year there are picture books planned for his/her level.By reading aloud you create a mood for the child.Growing accustomed to the sound of a word will later give him/her confidence in using it.And as he/she grows older,this reading will help him/her associate the word with its sound & with a context of words &ideas.Also,play selective music.This is probably the most helpful listening can give the child.The familiarity trains to recognize the sound. Radio & TV used wisely can also be instructive.All of these media will strengthen his/her interest in words - in their sound,their meaning,and their importance in his/her life.
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18 Sep 07
I read to my two kids every night before bedtime from birth until they asked to read to themselves. Today as adults they both still love to read. My son can devour a book a day easily. My step-daughter is 9. No one took the time to read to her daily and she now struggles with reading and concentration. It has taken me a year but I now have her reading at grade level.There is nothing more important than the ability to read.
24 Sep 07
Today we are hampered by the TV doing the story telling for us.When a child reads or if the child listens to someone reading out aloud,the child's mind will paint pictures,its imagination will grow too.I've always made it a point to read bedtime stories to my child.