How Does The Reading Brain Work?
As described in the video, communication begins with hearing and responding to sounds. Children begin communicating and developing language the day they are born. As children grow and develop, they begin listening for different purposes and responding with words instead of sounds and gestures. Receptive language (listening) precedes expressive language (speaking). Receptive and expressive language skills, or oral language skills lay the foundation for future success in reading and writing (Early Literacy Skills)
1- Print Motivation
Children's interest and motivation to read represents an important first-step in getting them ready to read.
2- Enriched Vocabulary
Increased vocabulary give children a huge advantage when learning to read.
Ability to tell stories and describing sequence of events.
Knowledge on how to handle a book, follow words on a page, and noticing that printed words are all around us.
Playing with the sounds in words, including rhymes, initial sounds, and breaking words into syllables.
Teaching children that reading is fun represents an important first-step in getting them ready to read. Children that see reading as fun and rewarding will "stick to it" and be motivated to learn. Our Story time sessions are our special time with the children, allowing them to ask questions and participate., talking to them about how the book relates to their life and experiences. Children who enjoy books will want to learn to read and are more likely to become lifelong readers.
Narrative skills represent an ability to describe things and events, tell stories, and describe sequences of actions. Because spoken and written language are correlated, oral skills create a readiness to read. Research consistently shows that children that can speak well and use a richer vocabulary have higher reading scores. Being able to tell or retell a story helps children understand what they have read.
Phonological awareness looks at four concepts: