A very interesting blog from OMEP Kenya about emergent literacy in early childhood, read the article below for further insights, comparisons are made between literacy levels in Kenya UK and other areas of the world. CLICK HERE for resources to support emergent literacy in children.
87% of Kenyans can read. In Zimbabwe more than 90% can read. In the UK, adult literacy is 99%, and in many countries around the world, including Cuba, Finland and Norway adult literacy is very close to 100%. How can we do better?
Where people don’t learn to read there are mostly two reasons:
1. They are not taught
– that is why less Kenyan woman can read than Kenyan men.
2. They are taught badly
Reading isnotjust sounding out words
You can’t teach achild to read just by teaching them the letter sounds
What you need to know if you are to teach children to read:
Information doesn’t just go from the text on the page through the eyes and into the brain. When we read it is a two way process, we use our brains to read. That means motivation is important; we have…
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