Automaticity in Reading: Freeing Kids’ Minds to Comprehend

Good readers not only decode and understand words as they read, but are also able to focus on more important task in reading—interpretation and comprehension. However such purposeful reading is a complex process and it does not happen automatically; rather it is learned gradually.

To make kids good learners, it is important to develop their reading skills to a point from where they can make the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” Automaticity helps make that shift possible.Automaticity in Reading Freeing Kids’ Minds to Comprehend

Automaticity is the ability to do something without conscious thought. When we do something automatically, the mind isn’t occupied with the small details of the task and hence we can use our brain power to do more. In reading, automaticity ensures that readers need less energy to decipher individual words in the text, so that more is available for comprehension. Read more

Let your children add another feather in their “Cap”

If you dream about your children doing something big, and want them grow up as a great orator or a crowd-puller, you are at the right place. You are at the right platform if you want your little ones to enhance their English vocabulary.

Vocab Tunes, with its differentiated learning programs, helps you become word-conscious. Kids get to know new words, especially their origins, so that they learn how to use them easily. They just need to listen to our songs, have fun, and they will be able to identify root words and improve their English vocabulary.Let your children add another feather in their “Cap”

Now, let the kids enjoy our song ‘Take Time To Learn’ and learn how to create new words from root words. They will get to know that:

• The root-words “CAP, CEP and CEPT” mean “take and receive”
• “CAP, CEP and CEPT” come from the Latin words capere, cepi, and ceptus
• The root word “Cap” can also mean “headRead more

Just Say it Like ‘Dictator’

How many times do you look up that big book called ‘Dictionary’ to find out the meaning of any new word? Your class teacher must have asked you on numerous occasions to refer this book while ‘Indicating’ spelling mistakes in your test paper. Whether at classroom or at home, dictionary is indeed instrumental when it comes to implementing vocabulary building strategies for the budding brains.

The term ‘dictionary’ is derived from Latin roots ‘dict’ and its variant ‘dic’, which means ‘say’ or ‘declare’. Let us learn some more English words based on these roots.Just Say it Like ‘Dictator’

One of the easiest ways to remember the root ‘dict’ is the word ‘predict’ which means ‘saying’ before something actually happens. A palmist or a fortune-teller is someone who can ‘predict’ your future or events before they happen. Read more

Ways to Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary Skills

We all appreciate a child who is expressive, confident, and has higher levels of achievements. And it is true that we all want our kids to succeed in school and beyond.

Strong language and communication skills are important to make your little ones accomplish things that matter to them the most. As kids learn a lot during everyday interaction with their parents, it becomes important for parents to help them improve their vocabulary skills.Ways to Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary Skills

Here are some fun activities for you that you can count on when it comes to child’s language development:

Storytelling

Through storytelling, kids can build familiarity with thousands of new words. Either you can read to them out of a book or you can make up stories together. Read more

Parents’ Guide to Enhance Kids’ Vocabulary

Experts say that a strong vocabulary helps inculcate better comprehension and communication. However, to make your kids fall in love with searching for and identifying new words is not an easy task. To overcome this challenge, parents can embark on some of these interesting ways to help children expand their vocabulary.

Introduce them to the world of Books

Reading is not only a good habit but it also helps children to learn new words. Take them to the library or gift them a book. You can ask them to use at least a new word they have learnt from the book.Parents’ Guide to Enhance Kids’ Vocabulary

Play Word Games

Word games are one of the best vocabulary development strategies for your kids. Buy some games or install some gaming apps on your smartphones and encourage them to play those during their free time. Read more