Learning to read is a vital life skill, without which we could never become educated people. Reading offers opportunities for enjoyment, for increasing our knowledge of the world and for enhancing our imagination and creativity.
It is well known that high degree of literacy is needed in today’s world; this makes it even more important that all children learn to read and write in their first few years at school. Literacy is a child’s key to a successful future; without the ability to read children’s lives are frequently blighted. What is not so well known is how to achieve these literacy skills for all children.
Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that 44 percent of parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help. So why wait?
Reading and writing are not a natural biological process. Reading and writing are complex learned skills. Consequently children do not naturally develop reading and writing skills. Everyone has to learn how to read and write. To effectively and efficiently perform this artificial task of turning man-made black squiggles into language, the student needs to tap into the existing brain functioning areas naturally designed to efficiently process spoken language. While some students pick up necessary skills many do not. By directly teaching the student to convert print to sound you intentionally develop the necessary proficient processing pathways.
We at Rainbow Phonics, keeping children as the centre of focus, believe in providing them with quality learning experience through the art of reading in English with an internationally renowned programme called Jolly Phonics (UK). Here, we constantly strive to help your child practice the art of reading. We aim at creating an environment where your child would fall in love with the beautiful habit of reading in quest for learning, for Tomie de Paola rightly said, that, “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”
The best time to introduce this programme to children is between 4 and 7 years of age, however, it can be applied across all ages and demographics regardless of socio-economical background.
This literacy programme is an alternative to rote learning done through look-and-say method (traditional whole word approach-a for apple, b for bat), that enables the child to ‘read’ only those words that they have seen.
We all know that English has fast become the world’s most widely used and commonly spoken language today and the need to learn English for kids has increased exponentially with this growth.
It is important that parents teach their children English as almost every aspect of life now involves and requires some degree of English knowledge.
Being able to understand English gives you access to all kind of resources whatever your interests are, music, science, art, sports etc. The primary language of the information age we live in is English and it has become the international language of education, business, science and technology.
Therefore, as parents it becomes our responsibility to help our children acquire the skills of reading and writing in their foundation years that will not only mitigate the pressure to excel in academics but also provides children with exorbitant joy and happiness helping him/her to believe in them.
“The more that you read, the more things that you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Rainbow Phonics was founded with a vision to spark and develop a lifelong interest, love and respect for reading among children that will eventually lead to the cultivation of creative thoughts and innovative ideas.
- To help children become lifelong readers and learners.
- To develop child’s social and communication skills.
- To develop child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity.