It has been a wonderful first semester in the Education Support Department.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the new students and also spending time with familiar faces. As an Education Support Teacher, I feel that the greatest asset for a child is the ability to read. Not only to read fluently, but also for understanding and enjoyment. There are many benefits for children to spend time reading at school and at home, but an integral part of learning to read is for children to be read to.
Modelled reading by an adult supports a variety of skills that the children use when learning to read. Firstly, it supports their cognitive development. It improves their ability to think and understand. When an adult reads to a child it develops areas of learning such as processing skills, language development, memory, reasoning and general knowledge about the world around them.