Elementary children make various language discoveries when they explore, play and communicate with others. Language skills are vital avenues for cognitive growth as they allow children to discuss their discoveries along with experiences. Reading is developed as children use words to explain concepts like up and down, as well as expressions, which let them discuss past and future events (McCarthy, 2009).
Reading and writing techniques develop together (Simmons, 2012). Elementary students learn to write by observing the printed materials in their residences, classrooms, as well as communities. Elementary students watch and learn how adults write – do a crossword puzzle, correspond with a friend or make a list – in order for them to also learn how to write. This gives them insight on how to place their hands and shape words accurately to come up with the correct content. They also learn how to write by doing their own writing (McCarthy, 2009). They practice to put what motivates them on paper and; hence, develop the necessary writing skills, which help them in their education.
Elementary aged children learn to speak when something fascinates them (Simmons, 2012). Elementary-aged children start to view circumstances from others’ views, moving past the selfish thinking that is a normal trait of early childhood. Children normally, over the course of elementary education, become fluent readers, which enhances their speaking (Williams, 2009). Their social relationships become gradually significant as elementary education progresses. They learn to express themselves through interactions with their peers. Children at this stage are expected to create friendships with others of a similar gender where they learn to speak together. Positive relationships with their friend, educators and relatives are what lead to proper speaking techniques of elementary aged children (McCarthy, 2009). ...Show more