How to help children develop early literacy skills

How to improve childhood literacy [VIDEO]

In this video, you’re going to learn about how to improve childhood literacy by learning a little different way to use your Edutige microphone and your smart phone. Developing early childhood literacy is one of the best ways to help your kids do better in school and to also have a way for them to do something, rather then playing video games or watching TV.

What this has to do with a microphone company

The reason why this is important to us is because I have personally been using my Edutige microphone and my iPhone to help improve my child’s literacy, to help him learn to read and enjoy reading. If we can develop early literacy and motivate children to read, this can have a long lasting positive impact on their lives, and possibly the lives of other people, too.

Where this came from?

To be honest, this was actually my wife’s idea. A few years ago, she suggested that instead of just reading books to our son each night, why don’t we record them. It was a brilliant idea and has been something we have been doing pretty consistently.

The benefits of recording books for your kids

First, reading books and recording them can help your child develop literacy skills because every kid, as far as I know, loves listening to his or her parents read books to them. It could also be any other parent or guardian, of course.

Second, this has been a great way for my son and I to spend more time together and develop a stronger bond with each other. Every book that I have read to him and recorded, is usually filled with moments where he is talking to me about what is going on in the book. And this is a great way to have a record of those interactions, to have some sort of legacy of our time together because kids grow up so fast.

And third, we put the recorded books onto an old iPod and he listens to the stories in the car, and this keeps them quiet for hours at a time. Even on short trips, he is so immersed in his books that it’s a habit for him to listen to books all the time but just being quiet is fantastic.

How to record books to improve literacy

  • First, you don’t need to be a professional voice actor or have a good voice at all, because your kids love the sound of your voice and you reading to them. They will be happy just with the time spent together and being able to hear your voice reading their favorite books.
  • Second, you can use your smart phone’s built-in voice recording app, such as the Voice Memos app on an iPhone, like I do. So there is no need for special apps or extra money being spent.
  • Third, transfer the books that you have recorded over to an MP3 player or an iPod, and pick up a set of child friendly headphones. These special headphones limit the maximum volume that can be played through them, meaning they are safe for your children’s ears. So they’re not deaf by the time they’re 10 years old from listening to you helping them develop their literacy skills.

If you do want to use an Edutige microphone

And of course, if you decide to try this, picking up one of our microphones can also be very beneficial. I personally use and EIM-001 with an ESL-006 cable connected to my iPhone.

Or I like to use an ETM-006 microphone and an ETG-003 adapter gong into my iPhone. In the video, there’s an EIM-008 unidirectional microphone going in directly to my iPhone.

Let me know if you have any questions about using your smart phone to improve or develop your child’s literacy skills, or if you need help in choosing a microphone.

Thanks.

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