“But how do they learn to read?”
Parents sometimes send their kids to playschool and often doubts how their children learn how to read through play-based education. We are definitely that play is a vital milestone for young kids, at least to a certain degree, they’re not trolls, but they can’t put up the pieces of the puzzles that the ideas. That most of the kids mostly that are left to their own devices, will actually learn to read without our supervision.
First of all, from a purely developmental perspective, preschool-aged children should not be expected to be reading. This isn’t to say that some preschoolers don’t teach themselves to read. Some know how to read at the age of 2. Parents might worry, but the truth is that it all falls well within the range of “normal.” The research on reading indicates that the natural window for learning to read extends to as late as 11 years old!
Studies have compared groups of children . . . who started formal literacy lessons at ages 5 and 7 . . . (T)he early introduction of formal learning approaches to literacy does not improve children’s reading development, and may be damaging. By the age of 11 there was no difference in reading ability level between the two groups, but the children who stared at 5 developed less positive attitudes to reading, and showed poorer text comprehension than those children who had started later.
Their recommendation is that the best “academic” education for children under seven is the sort of “informal, play-based” environment we offer at Woodland Park because that is how […]