A great deal of food education occurs early in life. Eating is not just about providing necessary energy for daily activities but is an important part of the day for children, enabling them to build on all areas of their development. Mealtimes give children the opportunity to build on their physical development. Manipulating cutlery can support children to develop fine motor skills. Children will require this skill in order to control a pencil for handwriting.
One of the more important lessons children should learn in preschool is how to write their name. Why name?
Children are interested in their names because they represent who they are. They are an important part of their identity and children are proud of them. Children’s names and the names of other important people in their lives (such as Mom) are usually the first words that they try to write because they see and hear them a lot. This leads to an interest in trying to copy it by scribbling at first, and then by writing legibly.
Reading is not just the receiving or absorption of ideas. The silent reading act is complete only when the reading is put to use in some ways and it usually means communicating with others in discussion, reporting, summarizing, interpreting or recording. Reading definitely helps in improving communication skills. Reading increases the exposure to the world around us and expands one’s horizons which in turn makes a better pathway of communications.
“The Letter sounds of the week can be an effective way to make sure the child’s phonics instruction is meaningful, playful, fun and systematic. Many children need systematic phonics instruction, especially children who are struggling to grasp the phonic sounds. The letter of the week should not limit your phonics instruction to only one letter sound, it takes more time to get through them all. Children need to have purposeful exposure to phonic sounds every day.