Learning the reading and writing processes is one of the most important in people’s lives, with many nuances and multiple benefits. It is the basis of later learning and is also the engine of development of thought, language, and intelligence. Mastering these processes is a guarantee of success in studies and in life.
The construction of learning this knowledge is not a simple task. First, the little ones must learn the arbitrary relationship produced between each letter and its sound, they must learn to make strokes and master notions of orientation, but the thing does not stay here. Knowing the letters, their sounds and knowing how to write them is not knowing how to read and write; The little ones should go one step further and learn to understand the meaning of what they read and to give a proper meaning to what they write.
It is essential to stimulate the children and guide them properly to facilitate and enhance the construction of these learnings. Since with this we give the key to a magical world of learning, knowledge and development, essential for your adult life.
Here are 5 tips to encourage the work of your students:
1) Introduce the little one into the world of letters naturally. Don’t force learning when you’re not ready yet. Let the little one observe the letters, try to trace them and ask for them, but do not pressure him for his learning.
2) Take advantage of the natural curiosity and interest of the boy and / or girl. Find objects, things that interest the child and take the opportunity to introduce reading. You can use for example animals that you like, toys, cars, characters, etc. At an early age it will be enough to show written the letters that form the name of the animal; later we can find more info and read it about the animal with the little one, etc.
3) Show him that the letters are constantly surrounding us, that we are in a world of written messages of various kinds. Use street signs, your written name, the shopping list, an invitation to a birthday party, stories, etc. Before any writing, we will motivate you by saying “Do you want to know what it says here? Come with me, let’s read it. ”
4) Use motivating and meaningful activities for children as a way to build meaningful learning. Try to find texts that interest you and arouse your motivation, for example if the boy or girl likes football, use the names of football teams and players. Try to bring meaning to learning at all times, when you show him the letters, don’t show them in isolation, teach the little one that together they form words and a message.
5) Avoid falling into repetition and boredom. Use different activities, try to make learning fun through games.