Reading to them and encouraging reading in our children from an early age is the best gift we can give them. As they grow up, and when studying, they must understand what they read, as this will have an impact on the student report cards (สมุดรายงานประจำตัว, which is the term in Thai) of their school performance and also in the university.
Many educators are concerned about the increase in the number of children who go to school without good reading comprehension, so it is recommended to implement simple strategies to improve comprehensive reading in children from an early age.
Keys To Improving Reading Comprehension
To face this problem, weoffer some recommendations and tips so that both family members and educators become aware of them:
- Short Texts
Children should start with short readings of no more than five lines. It is just like the first day you visit a gym and they put you to lift 50 kg. The next day, it is certain that you might not return. The children, on the other hand, would return, but what we have achieved is to take away their taste for something that will open the doors to the world.
- Texts According To Their Age And Tastes
It is crucial to keep it in mind since what we are looking for is that they acquire a taste for reading, as well as teaching them to take full advantage of the understanding of texts and their future study.
- Targeted language
This technique is highly recommended for early childhood development (การพัฒนาเด็กปฐมวัย, which is the term in Thai) as it has endless adaptations even for children with specific educational support needs. It is asking them questions about what they have read. If we see that they don’t remember something, we can go back to the text and make a little reminder.
- Teaching To Summarize
These days, we find recent graduates with serious deficiencies when it comes to summarizing. They think that summarizing is “taking away” and not, summarizing. That is to say, the same in a reduced way and with your words. Thus, we should also avoid memorizing.