At Clovel, we believe that books and reading should be an essential part of childhood.
Reading will help your child develop their vocabulary, expand their knowledge and introduce them to different concepts like characters, cultures, and personalities
Your child’s introduction to the English Alphabet will come through the three key components of learning to read – That is, learning visually, phonetically and through sound.
Children need to know what words and letters of the alphabet look like before they can learn how to read.
Regular exposure to language and different words and letters will assist your child to develop a good vocabulary, understand complex concepts, and gain new perspectives.
Nursery rhymes and poetry are an essential part of your child’s development. Through poetry, children discover different sounds, rhythms, syllables, new words, and even phonetics. This helps develop essential language skills as well as confidence and self-esteem as the children develop to the level of reciting in front of their peers and educators.
Storytelling is more involved and personal than just reading a storybook aloud. Our Educators will often improvise, including voice, sound effects and even props that will create a more immersive experience for your child. The children follow the story pattern and instinctively understand the structure.
Our Educators will then ask the children questions, explain new concepts, and involve the children in discussion about the story.
Once your child understands the shape and pattern of the letters in the alphabet, we can then encourage your child to replicate the letters in wet sand, on play dough and finally on to paper.
Children between the ages of 2 to 6 are fast developing their Fine Motor Control so they can then learn intricate tasks like writing and drawing.
Reading a book and storytelling is fabulous for future literacy skill and this can be greatly enhanced by dramatisations and acting out the various roles in each story. Play Acting will boost your child’s confidence, self-esteem, sense of self-worth, proactivity and belonging. It will also encourage your child to: