|Tips#1: Read Together Every Day|
|Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.|
|Tips#2: Give Everything A Name|
|You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, "Where's your nose?" and then, "Where's Mommy's nose?" Or touch your child's nose and say, "What's this?"|
Ever dreamt of making a difference to a kid's life in India? Well, there are ample volunteering opportunities in India, ranging from teaching poor and underprivileged kids to restoring the homes of the needy.One area that volunteers are in high demand is in the field of education. The lack of proper infrastructure in schools, high rate of teacher absenteeism and high student-teacher ratio leads to a deterioration in the quality of education in India. Students are keen on learning but there are no proper channels through which a positive end result is possible. If you are keen on improving the situation, you can start off as a volunteer India, helping the locals with their curriculum so that they can progress despite the hindrances in the education system.
Teaching English language
There are thousands of kids in India who have a real desire to learn English so that they can succeed at the career front and be on par with the rest of the world. If you are above the age of 17 and have fluency in the English language, you are eligible to teach English in India. As a volunteer teacher, your primary role would be to teach conversational English to primary and secondary school students. Your aim is to develop the students' communication skills so that they are comfortable conversing in English with a native English speaker.
|Tips#3: Say How Much You Enjoy Reading Together|
|Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Look forward to this time you spend together. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day.|
|Tips#4: Be Interactive|
|Engage your child so he or she will actively listen to a story. Discuss what's happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child's questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child's responses.|
Gone are the days when teachers speak and students just listen. Today's generation comprises active students who participate in discussions and share their views in the classroom. This in turn builds the confidence in the students as proficiency in a language is gained only through ample practice. For most of the students, the classroom is the only place where they can practice their English language skills as English is hardly spoken at home. This is the reason why volunteers who teach English in India are high in demand in both private and public schools.
Teach India initiative
Based on your personal and professional commitments, you can either devote a couple of hours per week or a few months at a stretch for volunteering opportunities. Teach India is an initiative by Bennett Coleman & Co Ltdto train underprivileged kids in spoken English so that they can secure better jobs in the future. NGOs that are part of this initiative include Alert India, Aradhya, Ashadeep, Prayaga Foundation, Saksham Foundation, Salvage India and Soch etc. Teach India has trained more than 9000 individuals in spoken English since 2010 and the numbers are rising with each passing day. Join Teach India today and be a part of the volunteer team that is filled with passion and a burning desire to change India's destiny by empowering its youth with the essential skills to succeed in the global rat race.
|Tips#5: Read It Again And Again And Again|
|Your child will probably want to hear a favorite story over and over. Go ahead and read the same book for the 100th time! Research suggests that repeated readings help children develop language skills.|
|Tips#6: Talk About Writing, Too|
|Draw your child's attention to the way writing works. When looking at a book together, point out how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.|