EYES THAT SEE WELL; FULL COLOUR, DEPTH, BEAUTY AND MOVEMENT. Baby’s ability to see and vision development. 




Your child’s OMSDEP: Her vision development intentions:


  • To read every word that is useful or of interest to her. 



Reading growth: 


At this level your child clearly confirms her ability to read words. At first she will learn to read 10 to 20 words, then she will read 50 words, then 100 words, then 300 words, 700 words and 1200 words. How quickly she learns to read depends on how often you teach her “Magnificent Reading” or another reading program. The differences between reading 10 to 20 words, 50 words, 100 words, 300 words, 700 words and 1200 words can be likened to when a new born child learns to see and, emerging from virtual blindness, she begins to see outlines of shapes, then faces and other details, depth and focus and then begins to understand the world more fully as she sees literally billions of different images and colours.  Both learning to see and learning to read are naturally staged processes and in each the child’s abilities increase as she does more of the required activities to move on to the next Level. 


As she learns to read more words, gradually stepping up from 10 words to over 1200, she visualises (that is, pictures in her brain) the appearance and meaning of each word, couplet, sentence, passage, story or book more clearly and easily as she reads. When she can read and understand words more easily she visualises (that is, pictures in her brain) what she is reading about more easily. As she reads about, for example, “…a white polar bear sliding on her abdomen across ice covered ocean…” or “…nodding donkeys drawing oil from beneath the sandy Sarawak coastline…” she can visualise (that is picture in her mind) these events as if they are actually taking place while she reads. 



Activities for parents and children:


  1. Continue to do the Magnificent Reading activities.  


  1. Continue to do the Magnificent Knowledge activities.


  1. Enthuse about how much you enjoy reading: Five times each day pick up and read a magazine, book or newspaper and briefly tell your child something interesting you have just read.  


  1. Read to your child for 10 or more minutes (ideally 20 to 30 minutes) every night when she goes to bed. 


  1. Also read to your child for about five to 10 minutes at one or more other times during the day. Suitable books include fairy tales, adventure, practical ‘how things work’ types of books, books about various occupations, books about cultures and religions and any of the thousands of other quality children’s books that are available. Ensure that any books that you read contain accurate information, are enjoyable and have only a positive effect on your child. If the information is inaccurate then explain to your child that it is, or that it is fictional. 


  1. Congratulate your child whenever she reads. Demonstrate that you personally love to read and love to see other people reading. 




What your child should be doing at this Level of development:


  • Enjoying reading and progressing from reading 10 to 20 words to reading thousands of words. 


What your child should be doing in the next few years:


  • Reading and completely understanding thousands of words, couplets, sentences and books.