Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Virtual World

Kindergarten age children should not be excluded from the virtual learning world simply because of their age and developmental levels. Some may not be able to read text, however, there are other forms of material that children can read and comprehend. For example, most children are usually able to recognize colors, pictures, and common symbols. This type of environmental print is an excellent starting point for children to interact within an online curriculum. Most children are able to comprehend pictures and symbols, thus they will comprehend the directions and understand what to do within a lesson. After all, comprehension is the ultimate goal in reading instruction. So don’t be afraid to look for an online resource that offers a comprehensive curriculum and a depth and breadth of educational content for early learners. Look for everything between ABC’s and 123’s to thank you and please within individual activities. You owe it to your child!

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