News from the IGS

29 Apr 2022

Reading in the U6 area

There is no activity more important in preparing children for a successful reading experience than reading aloud together.
Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the printed words on a page. Reading books aloud stimulates children’s imaginations and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop their speaking and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. When the rhythm and melody of language becomes a part of a child’s life, learning to read becomes as natural as walking and speaking.

The aim is to motivate children to read so that they can read independently and become fluent readers. This happens when children enjoy reading. The educators of the U6 section, and you as parents can do for reading what fast food chains successfully do for hamburgers! ADVERTISING! We advertise by reading great stories and poems to the children.
In order to bring the reading experience into your own four walls, at the IGS you may reserve books from the IGS library for the children online via the IGS library system. Lots of fairy tales, early science or picture books are waiting to come home to the kids to spread joy and provide fun.
Each child has their own library account with a barcode and password that they can use to log in online through the library website. Our librarian, Ms. Long, prepares the reserved book for collection, and then the reading fun can begin at home.