Being A Reader And A Writer
Children must first learn to listen and speak before they can learn to read and write. Children build on their language discoveries as they grow into traditional readers and writers. Effective readers and writers recognise letters and words, adhere to writing conventions, and derive meaning from text. Before they notice the presence of printed words on a page, children learn to love the sound of language. Children’s imaginations are stimulated and their understanding of the world is expanded when books are read aloud to them. It assists them in developing language and listening skills, as well as preparing them to understand the written word.