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According to psychologist Egide Royer, a good way to quickly prevent school failure is to become a good reader.


Learning to read also plays a key role in schooling. This is why Mr. Royer indicates that the first year is a pivotal period.


Students who have reading difficulties at the end of the first year have difficulty reaching an average level of reading ability at the end of primary school.


It is therefore necessary as parents to introduce our children to the pleasures of reading and this happens at a very young age....


If there are books at home, if the children see their parents reading regularly, there is a good chance that the book will be part of the child's life.


To encourage children to read:


Regularly read books to our toddlers, suitable for their age, with characters they love. Question of making the moment of reading privileged, why not create a reading corner, comfortable, attractive with a calm atmosphere.


You can invent stories, make books with the children or tell your own birth story using a photo album, for example.


You can also vary the ways of telling stories by using books on discs or books containing life-size characters or even textured pages. Tell stories from cut-out pictures. Tell nursery rhymes, sing songs. Ask the older ones to tell stories to their younger brothers or sisters. If they are old enough to read, ask them to help us read signs, posters, ingredient lists in cookbooks, anything in front of them. Go to the library. Give books as gifts.


How to maintain a passion for reading:


As soon as they enter the big school, children want to learn to read, this taste very present at the beginning of primary school fades before the end of the sixth year, particularly among boys.


According to Nicole Van Grunderbeeck, professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Montreal, 20 to 25% of children may experience learning difficulties and these difficulties cause students to become discouraged and lose interest. for reading before entering secondary school. To avoid having to deal with this kind of problem, Ms. Grunderbeeck suggests, with supporting studies, reading stories to toddlers regularly, in order to prevent learning difficulties.


She adds that the book should not be an educational potion, but a pure object of pleasure.


What should we do as parents:


Diversify the reading content, each child is unique and the preferences of one child may not suit another, so it is important that everyone finds their literary tastes.


Do not discourage young people by criticizing their choice of reading material.


To develop a passion, the child must have a crush, it may be that the genre chosen, whether magazine or comic strip, is not the parent's first choice, however the important thing is that the young develop his interest.


Encourage young people to read aloud, reading which allows them to work on expression and communication. It also ensures that the young person is able to hear and understand texts that he would not read on his own.


Question the children about their reading in order to help them in their understanding and by taking an interest in what they read, they will be happy to share their stories with us and will be more likely to develop a genuine interest. Offer to young people who have difficulties to read stories to the little ones, which will allow them assured progress. Often attracted by new technologies, young people should also be allowed to use all kinds of electronic platforms for reading.


As for boys who unfortunately have more difficulty with reading than girls, the data speaks for itself...


With regard to learning to read and write, boys and girls are roughly at the same point during the first years of primary school, however the gap gradually widens in favor of girls.


Neuropsychologists agree that the little boy, at the age of the first cycle, that is to say 6-7 or 8 years old, the function in his brain which is used for reading is not as developed, as in girls, which means that this process can be more difficult for boys.


Reading is also a rather quiet activity, while boys have a real need to burn off their energy.


In sixth grade, girls outperform boys and have significantly higher academic performance in 32 Western countries, including Canada.


Hélène Allard, president, speaker and trainer at the Parcours Réussite agency, suggests that if your child has difficulty reading, do not finish the sentences for him. You have to know how to be patient and recognize the effort that the child puts into reading. Do not hesitate to highlight each of his efforts.


Tools put in place to counter this phenomenon:


Establishment of a reading corner to encourage young people to read spontaneously at different times of the day.


A personal reading period that allows students to read the book of their choice.


Studies show a big difference between the reading of girls and boys. The latter are more interested in comic strips, humorous texts, science or science fiction texts and sports sections in newspapers.


We must also give more importance to male role models.


Boys should be regularly introduced to male reader role models, since reader role models are more often female. At home, it is more often the mothers who read for the children and in the early childhood centres, there are more educators.


This is the reason why boys believe that reading is a feminine activity.


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Je m’appelle Edwige Aimée, apprenante au CFPF Sorawell de 2002 à 2005. J’ai beaucoup apprécié mes années de formation, particulièrement l’ambiance de famille et la façon dont nous étions formées. Je me souviens que je recevais toujours des encouragements lorsque j’étais découragée, les monitrices étaient vraiment gentilles.

J’ai reçu à Sorawell la formation professionnelle mais aussi humaine et spirituelle. Cela m’a été d’un très grand apport dans ma vie professionnelle. J’ai connu Dieu à Sorawell et j’ai aussi appris à avoir confiance en moi. Je garde de très bons souvenirs de Sorawell.

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