ALPABASA FOR STRENGTHENING KINDERGARTEN READING SKILLS
DepEd order no. 12 s.2015, Guidelines on the Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component stated the President’s Ten Point Basic Education agenda which says that, every child should be a reader. The Department of Education strengthening its program through the implementation of the Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program that will guide the learner’s to develop literacy skills which will contribute to lifelong learning. Reading is one of the most important weapons in learning. It is a fundamental part of human’s life. Learning to read does not happen in one click to master a child on how to read but it happens through a step by step process. Children are unique each and every one of them has the ability to learn on their own, whether in a fast or very slow pace in reading.
As a kindergarten teacher it is very challenging for me to teach a child with Zero knowledge. Entering a child in my classroom without knowing the letter name, letter sounds, and numerals that is why as a teacher I have a big role to the life of a child a massive task is entrusted to me that a child is expected to learn how to read with comprehension. With the help of Alpabasa Reading Program, learning is now easy and fun to my pupils to master the reading skills through teaching first the sounds of the alphabet. It can empower and energize my pupils as well as a teacher to learn to read with enthusiasm and excitement. It’s a game-based teaching that uses flashcards, manipulative materials, pictures, etc. and it incorporates music movements that easy to master the sounds. Children learn how to read, write, speak and listen in a way that will allow them to communicate effectively to variety of different audiences and to make sense of the world.
Reading and writing when integrated with speaking, listening and viewing, critical thinking could eventually develop, that will lead to constitute valued aspects of literacy in modern life. Through this, it is expected that the children can gain fundamental skills necessary to achieve success as they grow since literacy is a required skill that is mandatory in every task.