Education in Developing Countries of the Commonwealth

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Preparation of Materials to Develop Reading Readiness in Children of Pre-School Age

The study defines reading readiness as the point at which learning to read proceeds with minimum of difficulty in the case of a child. It involved the preparation of Reading Readiness Tests based on word meaning, sentence meaning, visual perception, auditory discrimination, and copying for children 4 - 5 years of age, and testing the reliability and validity of these tests. It concludes with recommendations for discovering individual reading readiness, allowing the child to develop reading skills at his own pace, providing a variety of interesting reading material, and making reading fun for the child.


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