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
- 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
- Group collaboration times – music and movements, songs, chants, rhymes, games.
- Inquiry table
- Library visits
- Book corner