How children are readers

If there is a manual for teaching BA-BA and language rules, there is no marked way to send a taste of the book. Some children will be attracted to it through a series of novels surrounding their favorite character, others will get there through comics. But there is one thing to which all research on reading comes together: the value that even the youngest can have around a book with the people around them is worth it. Sharing is a springboard of discovery and texts will appeal to children even more when they see that adults are interested in them.

Where the “Party’s N Liver” festival, held from June 22 to July 24, seeks to “take books out of their usual place” to enhance encounters with young audiences, between beach libraries or illustration workshops, storytelling or author presentations. There are some analyzes for re-reading conversations to better understand what is at risk of reading discovery.

Cécile Boulaire (University of Tours) encourages you to take a curiosity as a compass to choose a new title without thinking only of the supposed educational benefits of this or that album. Ugo Ballenghein (UPEC) explains how emotion affects reading, while Caroline Kreust-Tufil (University of Bordeaux) gives some ideas to help a child understand a text, and Erica Godde (University of Grenoble-Alps) highlights the interest in reading aloud. . Finally, Michelle Manson (Sorbonne Paris-Nord University) took us on a journey through the history of children’s books and looked back at some of the programs in Eleanor Cartelia that encourage children to read.

Sharing stories as a family is very important for children.

A few ways to support children’s initial interest in words and books.

Like adults, children are sensitive to the joy of discovery, the unpredictability of character or plot.

Pictures please me? Will the book bring anything for the baby? This is often what we remember when we select a youth album. But shouldn’t these criteria be reviewed?

Understanding the text syntax is needed to create the right phrase.

Reading aloud in the first years of reading is practiced extensively in class and in the family, giving way to silent lessons later. Wrong?

The first lessons that children are given are school “tools”, primers, extracts from literary works ….

If children’s literature is defined, then it was literally born in 19e Century, in the Middle Ages, we were already designing books for children.

Our “cognitive” engagement changes as we read.
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How is our body reading that engages in this intellectual activity? What role does emotion play? These questions open the way for learning to read.

The type of support, digital or paper, affects the way we hold a text.
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The younger generation is often referred to as the “digital native”. But have they really abandoned the paper? And is it so clear for them to focus on the screen?

Each child reads at their own pace and discovers books.

Not just one way to read, each child has to take multiple paths depending on the character. Some tracks to cultivate this last day of school holidays.

In children’s books, many stories are made based on hints that children may not always understand at first sight.
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Correcting sentences, explaining vocabulary, questioning the child সময় while reading an album, these reflections are not trivial and help to clarify the underlying part of a story.

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