Reading is an essential skill that most children learn in early childhood. English has just 26 letters but many more sounds, and in order to read, children must learn to decode those letters and sounds into the correct words. Mastering decoding and reading will help children develop a lifelong love of books and learning.
What Is Phonics?
Phonics is a popular method for teaching reading that focuses on identifying and pronouncing sounds rather than letters. Children are taught to recognize the sounds of the letters as well as the letter combinations. …
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it well enough yourself.”
- Albert Einstein
One wonders why would a renowned genius scientist, Albert Einstein need to equate all the knowledge in the world with the understanding of a six year old child. Is it because he was prone to his own eccentricities or did he actually have logic involved in this saying? The answer is simple. Learning occurs step by step. If the first few rungs are faulty, one cannot hope to climb the ladder without tripping or imbalance. …
‘When a flower doesn’t bloom, we fix the environment and not the flower.’
-Alexander Den Heijer
A positive environment basically means a conducive, productive space for an individual to learn and grow. Since a young mind is not an empty vessel to fill, rather is an individual with choices and preferences, it is imperative to create a positive, happy space for young ones to learn and develop their skills and talents. In a nutshell, a positive environment may be key to acknowledging the child’s choices and enhance his/her inclination to receive knowledge.
For creating a positive environment, the first step…
Eye Level is a supplementary education program that promotes self-directed learning, helps children develop academic skills, and build confidence.