The mind of a child is still very malleable and if the child is exposed to reading at a very young age, the child will be mentally prepared for other stages of life. H&E Preschool services understand this very important truth and organised a literacy competition for pre-schoolers which was tagged “H & E Pre-schooler’s literacy expression day” held on the 30th of June 2016.
Let me tell you a bit about H&E Preschool services. It offers consultancy services to those who intend to start up their own preschool establishment. If you desire quality and professional advice, I can tell you that you will be pleased after doing business with them. That said, the competition was to judge children in the following areas:
- Rhymes and songs.
The most satisfying and rewarding of this competition is to see this children give their best to come out tops. In fact, I was more intrigued with the way they read their books. This made me soar with hope that Nigeria has a future. They did their best pronouncing the words and demonstrating their rhymes. The spelling bee was beautiful as they were spot on.
Creative writing was another segment I enjoyed as I read their writings on their favourite toys and their favourite foods. They even drew the toys and the foods they enjoyed! The mind of a child is very creative and we can help them and inspire them to use their creativity rather than think that children will just be children without anything to offer.
One major thing I would like to bring out here is that it is never too early to introduce a child to reading. Children are smart and easily pick up attitudes and behaviours without you even knowing how they do that. Then, don’t keep saying they are too young to be exposed to books. Start by reading to them and introducing them to very illustrative books. Consciously introduce reading to them and you will be amazed that when they join their peers, they are able to do much better.
Thanks to H &E preschool services for the opportunity to be a part of the literacy expression day. I am sure people look forward to subsequent ones. If you want to contact H & E preschool services, send an email to h&epreschool[at]yahoo.com, heleniroh2009[at]yahoo.com