Children who have pre-reading experience prior to entering kindergarten have a serious advantage over children who don’t.
In fact research has proven that children, who start kindergarten ready to read, tend to go farther in school with greater success.
Developing early literacy skills (prior to starting kindergarten), is actually much easier for young children. From infancy children are virtual learning machines and by the time they are 2 or 2 1/2, in most cases they have learned to walk and talk and recognize many common objects and thanks to TV they have even begun to understand more abstract concepts.
Pre-kindergarten reading training involves the basic fundamentals, like understanding reading direction (left to right), the difference between letters and numbers, the system of how letters are grouped into words, the spaces between words, punctuation, phonetics, etc. The concept of sentences, paragraphs, chapters and how these elements then turn into a complete story.
The basic structure of the story with a beginning, middle and end as well as the ability to hold the story in mind, which leads to questions, which builds interest and draws them page by page to the conclusion of the story.
Excellent methods have been devised to accomplish an effortless stream of learning for pre-K toddlers utilizing clever reading games, songs, images, etc. that engage and introduce youngsters to a world where reading is fun and entertaining.
There are a number of companies today, offering proprietary reading programs for children, the most famous of these being, Hooked on Phonics. After more than 25 years in business and literally millions of children helped to become successful readers, Hooked on Phonics remains the most trusted reading training method in history.
Regardless of the program you choose to help your child to become a successful reader, you can take comfort in the knowledge that it will be an investment in your child’s future and will pay dividends for a lifetime.
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