Ibhalwe kwaye iBoniswe ngu Matthew Griffi ths
isiXhosa ngu Tandile Makhabeni
A new children’s book to help young children understand the COVID-19 lockdown.
About the author:
I’m Matt and I’m an author of children’s books including The Inside Book. I’m a writer and creator who enjoys filling empty spaces; like painting or writing on a page, capturing a photo on film, or telling a story in a quiet room. I wrote The Inside Book to help us understand why we’re stuck inside while there’s a virus out there making people sick.
** Free E-book to download. Not for resale
Developing early language and literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn to read. Talking, reading, singing with your child from an easy age helps the brain develop. Reading to young children is proven to improve cognitive skills and help along the process of cognitive development. It helps develop the brain, and the learning process influences the entire functioning and development of the child.
When you begin reading aloud to your child, it essentially provides them with background knowledge on their young world, which helps them make sense of what they see, hear, and read. Exposure to literacy at a young age leads to improved linguistic skills, a richer vocabulary, improved grammar, higher quality writing, better spelling, and more precise oral communication. Every time you read to your child and spend time together, it creates an opportunity to build a deeper connection with your child and to build her language and literacy skills.