Literacy Influences Child Development, Social Interaction And Development Of The Brain

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Literacy influences child development, social interaction and the ability to overcome obstacles a positive aspect. If you are reading this, at some point in time someone, somewhere taught you to read. Literacy in small children can be very beneficial to the growth and development of the brain. “Decades of research prove that when young children are surrounded by literature-rich environments are spoken to and read to frequently, have the skills needed to start school and are appropriately supported in the early grades, they can be successful in school and reach their highest potential, regardless of social or economic challenges” (“Read to Succeed” 1). When someone says the word literacy or literate our minds generally float towards reading or writing, and yes, literacy encompasses skills such as reading and grammar, but literacy can come in many different forms. Another form of literacy is academic literacy defined as the skills students need to perform well in a school or classroom setting. These skills include the oral, written, auditory, and visual language proficiencies required to learn effectively in schools. Literacy affects child development. Children have a very time sensitive window of opportunity in which learning comes most easily. This opportunity in a child 's life is caused by the overproduction of neurons and “synapses” (connections in neural cells) of the brain. “Scientists believe that language is acquired most easily during the first ten years of life.
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