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Developmental Benefits

Reading Development
Developmental Benefits

Auditory Stimulation

Fun and interesting sound effects draw baby’s attention to play.

Basic Maths Skills

Develops counting and number identification.

Cause & Effect

Rewards baby as they learn that their actions have reactions

Cognitive Development

Stimulates critical thinking through memory and logic games.

Cooperative Play

Encourages social skills like sharing and teamwork

Creative Play

Use imagination in a variety of ways and contexts to communicate ideas

Discovery Exploration

Heightens curiosity and encourages exploration.

Geography

Learn about the different areas of the world and their characteristics......

Hand Eye Coordination

Aiming and concentrating on a target improves hand/eye coordination.

Imaginitive Play

Imagination and exploration through interaction with characters.

Imitative Play

Copying observed action encourages social and emotional skills.

Independent Play

Games and voice prompts allow children to control the pace.

Language Development

Introduces the alphabet, letter sounds and vocabulary.

Letters Names Phonics

Teaches letters and their sounds, the building blocks of reading.

Motor Skills

Encourages fine motor skill development.

Musical Creativity

Enhances musical skills with music and sound activities.

Problem Solving

Develops logic skills and strategic thinking through memory.

Reading Comprehension

Expand understanding of writing and gather information from text.

Reading Development

Improve speed, fluency and expression when reading.

Role Play

Develops imagination and encourages cooperation, listening and turn-ta......

Science Concepts

Exploration of various environments & associated vocabulary.

Sensory Development

A variety of textures, visuals and sounds stimulate sensory developmen......

Tactile Stimulation

Mixture of different textures provide stimulation for baby.

Visualisation Memory

Engaging graphics & visualisation activities develop memory.

Word Building

Expands Vocabulary through age appropriate words.

Improve speed, fluency and expression when reading.

Young children often start to read before they are at school. Once children understand the connection between the marks on a printed/electronic page and spoken language they are able to move to another level of communication. They can then translate the units of print ‘graphemes’ to units of sound ‘phonemes’. The ability to detect and use phonemes in words is crucial for children in learning to make sense of words on page. Interactive reading, where the adult discusses the content of a storybook with a child helps with overall language and literacy development. Pointing out letter–sound connections, playing rhyming games, and reading rhyming poems and stories all help in early childhood literacy. ‘Playful’ reading helps children to isolate the sounds in words. Toys and games that use words and sounds can reinforce children’s letter- sound knowledge, awareness of the sounds of different letters, and reading comprehension. There is a difference between the development of reading and decoding skills and the development of comprehension skills.
Children’s understanding of what they are reading is a crucial aspect of language development. Reciprocal activities where adults take turns with children in reading text help children’s decoding and comprehension skills to develop. Computer based reading activities are most effective when they are supported with the appropriate level of help from adults.

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