Reading and its importance…..
Reading is a means of communication, sharing
Gateway for entering the vast world of
knowledge and thereby wisdom.
Children have lot of distraction
Chatting with others
Reading takes last preference.
Advantages of reading with
Respect to pre-schoolers
Pre-schoolers – critical learning period.
Natural tendency to grasp and understand
We should teach the pre-schooler that the
words they read are related to the words
they speak or hear.
problems faced by
pre-schoolers while reading
May feel reading a whole boring exercise – New to the child.
Confuses the letters and numbers that look alike.
Letter O with Number 0 (zero)
Letter I with Number 1 (one)
Letter S with Number 5 (five)
Dislikes and avoids reading – It is a new world to them.
Remembering and recollecting the sounds associated with a
Enhancing reading skills in a
In order to overcome above mentioned hurdles, the following
activities are suggested.
We should ask the children to listen carefully, to identify the
first sound in the word.
Example: Bin - B ,Dog – D,
last sound in the word
Example: Cab – B , Pin - N
oInvite the child to go to any room in the
house carrying with him a number of
oChild has to recognise the first syllable of
the item and place the corresponding index
card on the item.
Example – T - Table
P - Pen
B - Book
Children sit around the teacher, reading a
Hold the book so that children can see the
Pause a second and ask questions about
Allow them to make predictions on what
will happen next?
Wonder Why? When a character does something
in a story, ask the child, why the child think the
character did it.
Notice new words: Stress those new words
repeatedly and ask for the meaning. If not, explain
Reading Review: When reading a favourite story
over again, pause in the midway and ask the child for
the further course.
Explain the story from beginning to end
and repeat it many times with illustrations –
of course, with modulation and action
Re-arrange the illustrations in an irregular
manner and ask the child to arrange it
according to the story
Library Reading Programme
Teach Library manners to the preschooler
….. Maintain silence
….. Replace the books in the same order
Allow the children to select their choice of book
Make sure that they get some knowledge while reading
Be with them while reading and help them to clear
doubts, if any.
o Create an interest in reading
o Reading is a continuous process, so, keep
oHelp your child to learn to recognise words on
local street signs, cereal boxes, food items,
advertisements on buses / flex boards etc
oHowever we engage the child in a variety of
activities, the child should also equally enjoy
itself. So, ensure rewarding the child
periodically with star markings or smiley faces
for all achievements.
Teacher must ensure that the child, even if
not becoming a great reader, should not start
disliking the books either.
The positives are many and the benefits are
enormous. So, try to inculcate the wonderful
habit of reading to a preschooler
In the process, do not overstretch the child
Our approach should be with perseverance,
softness and interest-inducing.