Benefit Of Listen And Read Along Books


Summary

Reading is a skill used lifelong. Aside from eating, walking and speaking it is one of the first educational skills used by parents as a time of bonding and relaxation between parent and child. Reading is also a central skill taught by teachers to young learners. Listen and read along books provide creative ways for teachers to implement skills related to listening, reading, word and object recognition. Audios and books provide opportunities to teach students about situations related to doctor visits, taking an animal to the veterinarian, and other social settings. It also teaches about science, history and myriad of other subjects, all the while teaching reading and literacy.


Reading is a skill used lifelong. Aside from eating, walking and speaking it is one of the first educational skills used by parents as a time of bonding and relaxation between parent and child. Reading is also a central skill taught by teachers to young learners. Listen and read along books provide creative ways for teachers to implement skills related to listening, reading, word and object recognition. Audios and books provide opportunities to teach students about situations related to doctor visits, taking an animal to the veterinarian, and other social settings. It also teaches about science, history and myriad of other subjects, all the while teaching reading and literacy.

Children can learn about history, how animals survive, about the weather, what a meteorologist does, science, planting flowers and growing, and a variety of other important topics from nonfiction books. From fiction books they learn important life lessons through characters movement throughout the story, as well as important ethical lessons, ways of interacting with others, and proper ways of behaving.

While doing so, young learners develop listening and recognition skills, learn pronunciation, syllable structure, and new words. They learn objects around them and their meaning, important holidays, cultural traditions, and historical events. They also learn mathematical skills, color, word, and object recognition.

Not only that, but children learn to understand the environment and the world in which they live by learning about animals, history, and society. Through teacher plans involving read-along activities children learn not only speaking, reading, and recognition, but also critical thinking, and cognitive skills. Children can also benefit from teachers hand selecting books to be read at home between parent and child. This further advances the child’s reading skills, speaking and word and object recognition skills.

Teachers and parents assisting children with sounds and then pointing to the printed word also helps them to connect the physical sound with the word in print. This also helps with vocabulary and can even help children confront some childhood problems, like fears when the lights are turned out or closets are closed, if characters in the story are also dealing with such things.

School guides are also helpful to parents investigating ways of helping children increase reading and word recognition skills at home. This helps parents understand what they are learning at each level, and materials needed to assist their children at home. In first grade students are learning mostly reading and understanding what they read, as well as some thing about sentences. They are learning to spell words, vowels, and how to break down words for easy pronunciation.

More advanced learners in second grade are learning more advanced skills. They are learning two syllable words, and further advancing their skills in reading with prefixes and also suffixes. They can identify the different parts of a story, and understand the structure needed. Because of these differences in the levels it sometimes helpful for teachers to suggest materials, instead of parents attempting to find them on their own.

For this reason teachers often suggest listen and read along books for use at home. Many audio books can also be downloaded free from the Internet. Audio can also be stopped as teachers are parents wish to provide extra instruction, or work with children on specific sounds, syllables, or ask children important questions about the story. Characters and other objects can also be used in home activities for further word recognition.

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