Why is reading so wonderful. I remember when I was a child and waited with great anticipation for my scholastic books to come in the mail. I would run to my room lay down on the bed and read all four of them within days. What I liked best when I was a child is non –fiction. I loved learning anything I could about important and curious facts. I would often wonder what it would be like to travel to another country or live on a ship as pirates did or even as employees on the cruise liners of today do.
Reading s a beautiful thing because it takes us to places we have never been or places we yearn to go. We can snuggle up in front of a fire and read along as if we were actually there. Every time we read it our brains get smarter. As we expand our connections we become more creative and imaginative. Our greatest inventors were great readers. Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison. Albert Einstein. More recently, creators of of the microwave, the internet and so much more did so because of their talents and imagination to make the world a better place to live.
Reading is exercise for the brain that stimulates and causes us to learn and get excited about new information. Ever since I was a young child I have always loved reading. It is no wonder that I became a teacher offering classes in reading and writing.. I love everything about teaching. Reading is an adventure as the reader goes on the journey with the author. So reading is really a beautiful thing, and it can be done virtually anywhere. Read with your child, by yourself, read aloud, or share your talents by volunteering to be a storyteller just for fun in local schools. Children will thank-you for your time and dedication.
Reading is a beautiful thing so make sure you share this blog and keep reading ’Reading will give us an innovative, creative, and educated society. So yes reading is a beautiful thing.
The Worldly Adventures of Nicholaas.
Written By Betty Davis
Add a comment December 13, 2012
There is nothing worse than a child who shows not interest in learning to read and is already 7 years old. As a mother you are quite concerned thinking ‘what can I do to help motivate my chid to want to read”. Maybe a good question is why doesn’t he want to read.? A goood place to start is checking to see if his vision for reading is okay. Yes they do give vision tests in school that just tests that you can see but ,what about reading words ? You can test that by having him set the book on a table and read. Then have him hold the book up in a closer proximity to his eyes and see if there is a difference. If everything is okay with his vision it may just be that he may need some phonetics. Our brain searches for patterns when we read. To many times teacher teach the whole word and to memorize them. Some children find that confusing and get discouraged from reading. Another approach would be to find a lighthearted tutor who makes reading fun and exciting. There is no greater gift thant the gift of reading. Children who can read well and also do well in other subjects as well. Find out what his interests are and find a book on that subject maybe you can both find out more about that subject together as a Summer project . Even if he reads for ten to fifiteen minutes a day. I have been teaching young children to read for the last ten years and I hope this helps you.
Mom I don’t want to read!” I am not good at it! Its’ so boring, a refrain for young children that are struggling and find it difficult to read. Why do these children find reading so difficult> Many times the schools having large class sizes and do not think outside the box. Many of the students that I teach just needed presented in a fun stimulating way. For instance for the young prek-3rd grade we play phonics baseball, where the child steps up to the plate is asked a question. It could be single which is the easiest double, triple or home run question. The students are fascinated by the game and are challenged to try a more difficult question. Not only is this an active game but it builds confidence in their ability to read and become fluent. Another game is called Body Boggle. It is an old game but still works well with young or older students. as they have to jump on the letters to spell a word,similar to twister. Instead of students memorizing words teach them to chunk the word families together. It no only helps them recognize patterns in words but also helps them become better spellers.