Although each child has their own pace, to learn to read and write must be achieved before a good level of spoken and proper coordination of movement. Therefore, it is estimated that the ideal age for learning literacy is around 6 years. Before this age, they can do activities that facilitate later learning.
Once you master the basic mechanisms of speech, begins another major challenge: learning to read and write . But what is really writing?
Written language is a typically human characteristic that requires a high intellectual self-developed societies. This process involves many factors that fall on different influences, such as being able to convey messages, thoughts and ideas through symbols. So that these messages endure over time without the need for sender and receiver agree on time.
At what age is about teaching children to write?
Many parents wonder what is the ideal age to start their children in this learning. The truth is that at this point is varied and conflicting opinions among different schools and methodologies.
It is best in early childhood education (3, 4 and 5 years) has a first contact with the written language without requiring the children to the end of this period can read and write normally.
At this stage children can go play with the lines, learn to take the pencils, to develop their drawing, getting to know some letters, familiar with certain words, such as your name or your parents and siblings, and so on. All in a playful way that sparks your interest in the written language.
When we teach reading and writing to children?
The teaching of reading and writing should be starting to spend on primary education (6 to 12 years) or maybe in the last year of children (3,4,5 years).
But only if you see that the child already has a good knowledge of all words and shows interest in reading what is written.
The problem that occurs in schools is that it tries to bring the same rate to all the students in a class, which is frustrating for children, causing low morale in teachers.
Resources needed to learn to read and write
To acquire the ability to read and write is essential the presence of a language, whether oral or symbols.
Getting in the most frequent case, ie, children without disabilities who see and hear normally, you understand that spoken language is a way to reflect reality. The same happens with writing, but changing the time coordinates (which is spoken and heard is perceived in time) by spatial coordinates (written and read on paper, following an order in space).
In spoken language the sense involved is the ear while reading and writing superimposed view is added to the audition. At the same time, writing development involves a very fine manual motor skills acquired in preschool.