The Significance of Early Childhood Reading and Writing

Published on 15 June 2017 in News

As a VPK teacher, and I want to express the importance of early childhood reading and writing. I gained interest in these subjects when my son was four years old and I asked myself, “What can I do to ensure that my son has a successful education?” Being a VPK teacher has taught me that both parents and teachers need to instruct the child early and help them improve their skills in reading and writing. It is important to teach children how to hold a book correctly, recognize letter sounds, know which letters are capitalized and lowercased.

Also, to hear and identify sounds in spoken words. Strong reading skills are important for young children, In order to identify those who struggle with reading as early as possible and to help them develop early literacy and learning skills. Through my experience in working with young children, phonological awareness is essential. It is the ability to hear and identify sounds, practice rhymes, and syllables. Introducing new vocabulary words to young children, like reading stories to them, can strengthen their skills in reading and writing.

My favorite books to read to children, in order to help them learn sounds and rhyming, are Dr. Seuss and Clifford “The Big Red Dog.” Through listening comprehension and understanding the meaning of words they frequently hear, gives young children motivation to read. Strong writing skills are important in pre-K for communication. The children are able to draw and describe their drawings with others.

To begin, children learn to write their names from left to right, top to bottom. Writing takes a lot of practice and I try to give them a lot of opportunities for children to improve their writing. During my experience, I observed as the children enjoyed learning letters and sounds in the classroom. By the end of the year, the children are able to recall information from books and gain knowledge on reading and writing. Teaching these skills to each child is important, in order to help them for their future.

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