Recently, my parent-child reading encountered a problem. In the first half of the year, my baby only allows parents to read in Chinese, and does not accept any form of English input. In the dark, I always reflect on what went wrong?
In parent-child reading, I never forced my baby to read a book in which language, but I often used English songs, cartoons, reading picture books and other ways to sharpen her ears, the baby was also very interested.
As the baby’s mother tongue has entered an explosive period, self-awareness is also increasing. From a certain day, I have my own ideas, and clearly stated in the language “Mom, don’t read English, I want to listen to Chinese!” .
Later, I figured it out, I need to respect the natural laws of children’s growth, and it is normal to be interested in certain things at a stage. Having my own ideas and persistence is more worthy of encouragement.
A few days ago, I was fortunate to experience the new book “Reader Theater” of Hasbro Township, which greatly changed our parent-child reading mode and also made a subtle change in the attitude towards English at the beginning.
The biggest charm of this set of books is that parents can also participate. Through immersion English learning, children can confidently blurt out and make the parent-child relationship continue to heat up.
“Reader Theater” is published by Benchmark Education Company, the world’s top language publisher. It is scientifically spoken and graded in line with American education. It can provide a clear view of the child’s learning level and seamlessly connect with other graded readings at any time.
With so many picture books, where do you start? How to read to make the best use of it? After a week of trial reading, I have summarized some reading methods for your reference. In a word , let ‘s play (Let’s Play)!
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· Happy Singing Children’s Songs (Let’s Sing!)
The first reaction that the children get when they get 30 books may be to spread them out and use dot reading pens to dot the dots. Huh? If you find something interesting, read it afterwards; if you have a song, listen while you jump; if you have a picture, see what is said.
Rhythm children’s songs are very eye-catching on the first page of each book. Three forms of children’s songs are very suitable for 0-based babies to listen to and sing repeatedly: singing (sing), rap (chant), tongue twister (tongue twister).
Through repeated listening, repeated singing, and simple body movements, the baby will probably know some plots without reading.
For example, in the song Row Your Boat, parents can do rowing with both hands. In the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, parents can teach children to stretch their little fingers or point at the ceiling to see the stars.
· Story Time
After the children’s song warm-up exercise is done, the baby will wonder what happened. Parents can guide the baby to guess the picture first and make more interactions.
Younger babies have limited attention and comprehension. We can choose to put aside the lines first and tell this little story in concise language to make the baby interested.
Finally, don’t forget the Q&A on the last page . This section is a summary of the whole story. It can stimulate children’s thinking, and can test whether the baby really understands the story, so that parents can adjust their reading strategies in the future.
· Picture Talking
After the above large amount of input, you will find that sometimes the baby does not need the assistance of the reading pen. Although she does not know the word, she will look at the picture and babble to say some words or sentences.
At this time, parents can try to let the baby be the king of the story, look at the pictures boldly, and connect the plot a little bit to practice speaking.
Whether it is in Chinese or English, as long as you open your mouth, you must encourage your baby. This is a good start, and it also lays the foundation for role-playing. Only by deeply understanding the story content and character characteristics can we be a good “actor”. .
· Role Play
Life is like a play, all depends on acting. Acting is not a derogatory term. Whether it’s a reader’s theater holding a script to read aloud, or off-draft to play a drama, through “performance”, in addition to the ability to “speak English”, children can also promote self-confidence, language expression and other aspects of development .
This playbook also has a great feature that captures the spirit of the children’s spirits (that is, children in early childhood will treat everything as a living body that will cry, laugh, eat and sleep like themselves) Children’s favorite characters are often the lines of these objects that do not speak in real life.
There are a lot of tables, chairs, fruits, and vegetables in the book. The first favorites were cakes, pies, pumpkins, and cream desserts. I was happier to hear them than eat them.
· Script creation (Let’s Create)
The Reader Theatre allows children to understand the fun of this literary genre, which is easier for young children to accept. On the basis of continuous listening, reading, and acting, we can also encourage children to adapt the script themselves.
This set of “valued and talented” “Reader Theater” meets all the needs of babies for Fiction: exquisite garden afternoon tea, singing birds, elegant court music, and eating plum pie Jack.
Characters with shortcomings and personalities are charismatic. The baby is not only reading in English, but also experiencing an interesting life. This is the biggest gain this small theater has brought to us.
Dear parents please pick up this set of books, and “biao play” with your children, enjoy the fun of playing English and speaking English together!