Being able to read a book, starts with the recognition and understanding of letters. The alphabet comes best to a child in a playful way by scribbeling, manipulative activities, copying letters and later on writing them. Seeing the use of letters can be one of those magical cognitive moments in the development of a child.
The language skills of a child starts, that is what I believe, in the womb of the mother. Around the 20th week a baby can hear the voices from it's parents or other sounds coming from the outside. Hearing different kind of vibrations, rythms can make it easier for baby to recognise and distinguish the sounds of letters while growing up.
Play has so many different faces, all of them are precious to explore. Each child is different and deserves a playful approach of it's own.
Tonya from Strings, Keys and Melodies and I put our heads together to give special attention to Music in July. We will show you how music adds a wonderful playful learning aspect to the development of your kid.
About the importance of Music I wrote an article for my blogging playmate @My Creative Family, you can read it HERE.
Ik ben erg enthousiast over het boek 'Spelend in beweging' van Angelique Felix. Ik kwam het bij toeval tegen en gebruik de spelen uit het boek zeer regelmatig bij de speelochtenden voor ouders, grootouders en kids van 0-4 jaar die we in het buurtcentrum organiseren.
–Sandra Menken, Sociaal cultureel werker Voor Welzijn