As I went to read the article about Sharing Books and Stories to Promote Language and Literacy, it came up to me the realization that there are still many writers who take time and exert much effort in order to come up with books wherein the ones who will be benefiting are little children, whose young minds should be properly molded and guided in order for them to become better individuals as they grow up. I certainly believe that a book such as this is very helpful to parents who want to be properly guided in shaping up their children – specifically in language and literacy. The parents whose main concern are their children – the little ones who are just starting to become aware of the different things that surround them – need proper knowledge that are not purely based on their experiences or from what they have gotten used to when they themselves were still little children, even if those things were handed down by their ancestors and have become family traditions.
Children’s learning experiences are big contributors to their development as better individuals, and therefore, the manner by which they will be educated must provide a strong foundation which they can lean on to as they start dealing with their environment and as they grow older. Young children begin their education from the moment they are born. As they grow up, they begin to get curious about the things around them. They should therefore be properly guided, because their young minds are not yet capable of distinguishing the right from wrong. Even the Bible says: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
Education, no matter how simple its form or manner may be, is always important. If a person is not properly educated, he tends to lose confidence in himself and even lose trust in other people. The early childhood stage is the best stage to start educating a person; and with proper guidance by loving parents, a child will surely maintain a righteous path.
Swindoll, C. (1985). The living insights study Bible – New international version. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House. 652.
Van Kleeck, A. (2006). Sharing books and stories to promote language and literacy (Emergent and early literacy).California: Plural Publishing.