Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Celebrating Children's Literacy Breakthrough

Yeay!!  I have officially coined this phrase "literacy breakthrough". The next time you see it, please think of me, hahaha!

Okay on a more serious note - have you celebrated your children's literacy breakthrough yet? When was that?

People celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, winning a competitions and etc. but they rarely celebrate literacy breakthroughs.

Parents might want to consider celebrating this. I mean this is just a suggestion. Schools should organize a class session solely to celebrate the moment the students' literacy breakthrough.

Here are some tips on celebrating literacy breakthroughs:

1. Jot down the dates when your child is starting  to read  a text i.e story book independently.

2. Call him or her for a "confirmation ceremony" where you get the child to read aloud a section of the book for you. If he or she can do this well then its time for the next part.

3. Pick up the phone, call up your spouse and all the people closest to that child.

4. Plan and save for a special "celebration". It can be a dinner at home, a dinner outside, a small cup cake party, a small mini tea party with a cute little cake, it can be a day out with grandpa or grandma but it has to be something that the child will remember.

5. For schools, the celebration can be  carried out during the PTA activities. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could celebrate one of the most important milestones in our children's life?

So, what are we waiting for? Share your "literacy breakthroughs" photos on my FB page if you wish to. I'll surely share mine too @ Thank you.