Learning to read is one of the most fundamental skills children need to develop to ensure their success in learning. Reading is a complex process which is underpinned by six essential components:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Oral Language

Children developing the disposition to “read” commences 0-5 years and builds a strong foundation for formal reading instruction in the classroom. Children developing their disposition for reading is essential for reading growth. How do we foster a love for reading in the Early Learning Centre?
Through providing the following learning spaces and experiences children are developing the disposition and skills to become a successful reader. These spaces include:

  • The Story table
  • Bookmaking
  • Group collaboration times – music and movements, songs, chants, rhymes, games.
  • Inquiry table
  • Library visits
  • Book corner