The Benefits of Early Reading Between Myth and Reality Cover Image

Beneficiile lecturii timpurii între mit şi realitate
The Benefits of Early Reading Between Myth and Reality

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Author(s): Oana PINTILIE
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Biblioteca Județeană Mureș
Keywords: Libraria; Biblioteca Județeană Mureș; biblioteconomie; bibliologie; carte veche; carte bibliofilă; istorie locală; servicii de bibliotecă; Biblioteca Teleki; carte veche românească;

Summary/Abstract: When I first started writing this article, I was quite sure of the result of my short study. As I read quite a number of articles in the recent past on the subject, I thought I would find the same conclusions: early reading brings only benefits in the young children’s academic future, so it is absolutely necessary to teach children to read as early as possible. What most people don’t take into consideration is that the average human brain is not prepared to analyse the written word until the age of six. It can recognise patterns with some concentration and by using the photographic memory even at the age of three, but this is far from the real reading skill which implies more: being able to look at a word, sound out its letters, apply a multitude of rules, short cuts and exclusions and then come up with the right pronunciation. And, only coupled with good reading comprehension, we can talk about a real reading skill.This doesn’t mean that we cannot read to children and teach them to love reading and books from an early age. This is the way to bring up children who will love learning and reading books for their whole lives.

  • Issue Year: XI/2012
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 168-182
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian