Monday, September 10, 2007
Books for children
Nowdays kesedaran para ibu bapa terhadap perkembangan anak-anaknya untuk melangkah ke sekolah menunjukkan perkembangan yang positif. Namun demikian adakalanya keobsesan para ibubapa juga mengundang stress kepada kekanak ini pula..sebabnya ada gak parents yg seawal 6 tahun nak dihantar tuition sebab anak dwang ni x pandai baca lagi.. This happen to me when someone ask me to teach reading for her kid that now is in kindergarten n teacher is complaining about her kid...hmmm...I also did give tuition for my student who actually is in standard 1 now, english, maths, bmelayu n sciene.
First time when I teach him, he couldnt read at all, so I talk to his mother n discuss with her the way of my teaching so she could understand. In a month he finished read a set of book of 8, n I'm using phonic. After he can read then I teach other subjects n luckily, he just get result from exam, he get A for maths, science A, n other 2 subjects I'm not sure...B i think.. He was so excited bcoz previously he only get C...Alhamdulillah....but luckily I get cooperation from his mother bcoz when I teach him to read I always ask his mother to teach him reading also at home n I let him to take my book. So that is homework for him.
I do believe, a great sucsess will be there if parents get involved means doing things together. Becoz the best teacher is their own parents. Teachers at school only give knowledge n guide, other than that is parents responsibility. But nowdays parents expecting different way..
Pernah suatu hari, when I was walking around at Popular Book store, tetibe terdengar plak suara sorang mak ni tengah membebel kat anaknya...mak ni sibuk beli buku untuk anaknya yg lebih kurang 5 to 6 tahun, tapi buku yg dibeli macam budak tu nak sit PMR or SPM punya banyaknya.Anak dia merengek x nak sebab dia kata asyik kena belajar jer... Gue tengok geleng kepala...Sikap maknya yang prihatin tu memanglah patut dipuji...tapi nak beli buku pun kena pandai pilih...bukan main borong suma. Kesian budak2 tu, zaman kanak2 dia hanya dengan buku..
My experience also, sometimes when children come to school, they also bring their own workbook that they always do at home n want to show me... But none of the book really satisfied me...bcoz the book doesnt suit with their age n their level of thinking n not fun. When we wrongly choose books to our kids, it will make them feel burden to learn. N they were easily get bored...This will make them jadi x minat nak belajar...
Tip to choose book...Before you want to buy books for young children, identify what is you objective for the child...Make sure the font of the book, pictures and activities are suitable for their level. Please ensure activies inside the book ada diffrent level means dari yg mudah ke sukar (kalu boleh yg ada problem solving) contoh start from beginners, readiness, mind stretcher n brain teaser (cth level)...kalau yg satu level jer x berbaloi beli. Please compare with expensive book, find out why. N dont buy book yg gambar nya berserabut or tulisan yang mengelirukan. When u choose, please put yourself like a child n understand the way of their thinking. I noticed that parents would like to buy books ikut selera dwang n activities sometimes mengelirukan kekanak, type of paper juga penting. Thats why sometimes when we buys book it just for tontonan umum sebab dwang x nak buat pun buku tu.. children see things differently from adult. So from wasting yr money...try to have a look many books before you buy.
All the best...