How do children learn to read?
The two basic methods are Phonics, in which the sounds of the letters are learned, and Whole Language, which uses the recognition of words in everyday contexts.
Ultimately, we use both methods once we have mastered reading.
Franklin Township’s Main Library on DeMott Lane has a Reading Education Room in the Children’s area that has books and materials to help children learn to read. The Youth Services department also offers a monthly program, The Reading Connection (winner of the New Jersey State Library’s Best Practices in Early Literacy Award for 2015), for parents and children ages 4 – 8 years.
In The Reading Connection, parents and children work together, moving from station to station to explore the letter or reading concept featured on that particular day. Sometimes these activities incorporate simple math or science skills along with language arts development, but mostly they increase vocabulary, encourage critical thinking, and provide opportunities for reading and following directions, storytelling, and writing.
Won’t you join us for the next session of The Reading Connection on Wednesday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m.?
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