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ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online childcare training provider dedicated exclusively to the early childhood care and education workforce, is pleased to introduce LIT103: Get the most out of reading to the online training catalog for childcare.
There are many theories related to effective ways to build literacy skills, and we learn more every day through research and practice. What is certain is that not all children come to kindergarten with the same abilities, experiences or prior knowledge. Early childhood educators have the opportunity to create rich language environments to create a level playing field for all children.
Technically, every time a caregiver reads a story to children, a reading is performed. However, in the early learning setting (age 8 at birth), the term reading aloud encompasses more than just reading the words on the pages of a book aloud. Reading and the related activities and conversations should be at the heart of a program’s early literacy approach.
In early childhood education, reading strategies are used to develop basic reading skills long before children learn to decode the written word. A quality reading process includes read-aloud, read-while, and post-reading strategies that promote comprehension and interpretation. Effective storytelling activities help children engage with the text, build literary language and background knowledge, and make meaningful connections to content. Along the way, quality reading strategies encourage oral communication skills and an appreciation for learning and exploring all that books have to offer.
In early childhood, it’s important to focus on the characteristics of fluent readers, not just which letters make which sounds. With this in mind, reading aloud provides a developmentally appropriate opportunity to encourage basic literacy…
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