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Curling up with a good book after work is a great way to relax and escape the stresses of the day. To celebrate National Book Month, you can explore all the benefits found between the pages at home. These same benefits can also boost professional skills and relationships in the office. Implementing a reading program and encouraging people to read may take time and effort. As a business team leader, encouraging the group to read more can have surprising effects. Reading can benefit the entire department or company.
What Does Reading Do For You?
Although reading non-fiction books can help you learn about specific topics, reading any book provides benefits in general. Even the latest fiction beach read can give you a boost. Encourage your team to read if you want them to improve in the following areas:
- Improved intelligence and knowledge base
- Larger vocabulary and understanding
- Automatic development of writing skills
- Expands the ability to analyze complex situations
- Eases interpersonal relationships
- Reduces stress
As a parent, building your child’s vocabulary is critical. You must adopt the right strategies from an early age for the child to have a good vocabulary. At this stage, young children are like sponges when it comes to developing their vocabulary. They only need the simple effort of their parents through various techniques of training and encouragement. Communication is a rapid and continuous development process. Communication skills are affected by the interaction your child gets in their early stages of life.
Building Your Child’s Vocabulary
Teaching Vocabulary to Preschoolers
Vocabulary is crucial as it will play an important role when it comes to learning how to read. For instance, a child who is beginning to read could see the word “dog” in a book and begin to sound it out. When the child notices that they are familiar with the word, they will then read it with confidence. Yet, a child who reads a word like “yak” for the first time may try to sound it out, but could second guess themselves. There are some activities that parents should try to help with vocabulary confidence. You can also enroll your child in an Evanston preschool with teachers ready to increase your child’s vocabulary.
Vocabulary Practices for Preschoolers
• The Reading Vocabulary has words that they can read
• The Listening Vocabulary bears the words that they can hear and understand
• The Writing Vocabulary which are words that we often write
• The Speaking Vocabulary is made up of words that we talk
Many people believe that learning stops once a person graduates from high school or college. Every October, people are encouraged to celebrate adult learners during National Learning & Development Month (NLD Month.) If you’re an employer, this information should hold special significance with you.
According to Forbes, employee dissatisfaction due to a lack of training and development is a key reason why good employees quit. If you suspect that some of your employees have left for the same reason, take heart. Here are ways to foster a learning culture at your workplace.
Some Background Information
According to the eLearning Industry website, adult learners have specific traits that make them different from child learners. On the whole, adult learners want to learn something practical. In the workplace, this means they need to learn something that impacts their daily work or help them advance. Employees should learn what the benefit will be from what they are learning. For example, a videographer who’s asked to learn Adobe After Effects, should be taught about the special effects they can create with that program.
It’s also important to remember that adults wrestle with a lot of responsibilities. When creating a training and development program for the workplace, employers make the lessons flexible and relevant. This might include integrating social media learning or instructional games. The best instructional designers also allow adult learners to learn from their mistakes.
Finally, whatever instruction adults are given, it should be in small chunks. This method of training works with the brain’s learning capacity instead of against. Pushing too much new information all at once causes cognitive overload.
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Our educational system is recognizing the importance and benefits of early childhood education more than ever before. Yet, there is a gap in the available options that can have an impact on your child’s growth. It’s important to learn about this gap and the potential solutions. We have plenty of programs for infants up to the age of three.
There are also state-funded pre-K programs in almost every state that enroll children when they turn four. Three-year-olds occupy an in-between space after the first wave of resources ends, but before pre-K starts. This leaves a year of time with no structured educational programs.
The Importance of Education
The most well-known early education program in the country is Head Start. Head Start focuses on giving low-income children access to education and other services before age 5. There are many long-term benefits of early childhood education. Studies show that early childhood education is important because Head Start teaches educational and social skills.
Private pre-K is also popular for parents in Evanston who do not qualify for Head Start. Head Start and other similar programs have only recently begun to include children at the age of 3. This still leaves a one-year gap that parents need to fill.