ERIC Number: ED195321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Cognitive Based Programming for the 3, 4, and 5 Year Old and Application to Later Reading Skills.
Range, Dale G.; And Others
Parents and teachers are encouraged in this paper to provide home and school cognitive science activities to help their preschool-age children develop prereading skills. Many of the activities mentioned could be introduced prior to the age of 3 years and all by the age of 5 years. In general, activities that develop cognitive skills should precede activities that develop reading skills. While using a variety of materials in hands-on activities, preschool children should be encouraged to talk expressively as they acquire experience with classification, seriation, spatial positions and relations, and relations of temporal data schemes. Natural science activities can be linked to language activities such as dictated stories and activity records. This cognitive science approach to home and school learning activities includes informal guidelines for implementing a five-step procedure that leads children to read and write. The procedure begins with a discussion of water and ends with children writing their own brief compositions. Intermediate steps include picture collection, modeling the writing of children's spoken sentences on a chalkboard, and work copying activities. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual South Central Conference on Early Education for the Handicapped (2nd, Springfield, MO, April, 1980).