As a parent, a teacher and former preschool director and owner, I am privileged to be given the
opportunity to observe and understand children in knowing what it takes to spark the creativeness that resides in them already.
A child's cognitive skills is important when it pertains to reading and writing. The earlier your child begins to read and write, the more
their interest will grow, here are 3 simple ways you can get your child to read and write.
Find out what your child's interest are
If you have a healthy relationship with your child, this should not be hard at all. Notice your child's interest
by paying attention to what makes him/her smile and laugh. What does he/she like to do with their peers?
Sign up for mailing lists that will send you activity calendars from your local community center, and/or library.
Does your child happen to be shy or withdrawn without any interest at all?
Some kids often seem as if they have no interests. If this is your child, there is no need to worry. There are
activities out there that will spark his/her interests. You just have to assist your child in finding them. Ask
your child if he/she would be more interested in pursuing an activity that a friend is already involved in.
Call your community's information center about the activities they offer. Extend your scope of activities.
For instance, call art centers to see what classes they offer children. If you continue to encourage your
child and give him/her the time and resources, your child will find his/her interests and finding the right
books that your child will be interested in will be a piece of cake.
Encourage your child to create their own story
As a parent you will be surprise with what your child comes up with, by nature children are inquisitive and
they are always asking a lot of questions. By nature children are creative and their imagination is out of
this world. As a parent myself when I listen to my 8 year old son make-up his own stories I am blasted
away because I cannot believe how creative his mind is.
After your child create his/her story out loud, have your child write their story down in a journal.
By doing this, it will help your little one to discover the fundamentals of writing as well as proper sentence
structure. The artistic element can be started by means of suggestions and different activities.
There are so many benefits of creative writing. It allows your children to utilize their very own creativeness
and encourages them to observe proper English grammar structures.
Assist your child in reading out loud
Let's face it, your child is not going to be in the mood to be micro managed, but when you are listening to
your child read out loud, you as the parent have the advantage to access where your child is pertaining to
their reading and comprehension skills and this will give you an idea where your child stand and what
reading level your child is on. Reading out loud demonstrates the relationship between the printed word
and meaning, children understand that print tells a story or conveys information and invites the listener
into a conversation with the author. Children can listen on a higher language level than they can read, so
reading out loud makes complex ideas more accessible and exposes children to vocabulary and language
patterns that are not part of everyday speech. This, in turn, helps them understand the structure of books
when they read independently.