Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bookgrove: A place where books empower children

Living in this computer-crazed era, the old-school strategy of learning has unfortunately been overlooked by most parents. The fast-paced way of living has somehow brought children to build their own definition of independence; for whether it brings them to such advantage, it also has its consequences.

Bookgrove relives that time and age when children sat down in their living rooms, picked up a book and fed their minds with endless information about people, history, values. That long-forgotten skill has died a natural death due to people believing that technology can take over the rest. To an extent, if looked closely, the capacity to learn is still limited.

The Center has dedicated its service to these kids. To bring back that love for reading is what is believed to be the most important in child development. To be able to excel in the real world, in the near future is what every parent wishes for their young one. And Bookgrove serves as a family extension to reach out to those kids in need. Every child has the innate ability to learn; it is just a matter of knowing how to trigger their interest. And once found, it is set for life.

Bookgrove can create specific programs for each child based on assessment. Reading specialists work with individuals to provide instruction, guidance, and support that resolve underlying issues that are hindering a child from learning effectively. And in the long run, make them perform their best in and out of school.

Different programs are offered to help a child flourish in his reading and comprehension. Starting from children aged 2 years old until their pre-professional years. A 10-month program, Beginning Reading, is an introductory program for kids getting ready for “the big school”.  Letters, motor skills, and speech are introduced for an enhanced and natural interest in basic reading.

Much shorter courses are also available such as the 30-hour program or Strategic Reading. The program is for primary to college level students designed to develop natural reading at its best. The skill of reading is taken care of through enabling students to visualize, verbalize, and understand different types of reading materials. In effect, the appreciation and comprehension of read books are reflected in their articulately written school essays, summaries, and reports.

Another 30-hour program would be Creative Writing, which orients the student on the proper approach to writing. Analysis of storybooks through scaffolding activities is also enhanced. As a result, making book reports, reaction papers, and term papers becomes a no-brainer to these children.

There is also a special program at the center that deals with much more complicated cases. Play Attention, the most recent and effective equipment in the US, is a computerized program that uses NASA-adapted technology to correct and prolong a person’s attention span. A case of ADD/ADHD found dominant in a child is assured to be corrected by a single 60-hour session.

Every child can excel. It just has to be found and enhanced. To give a child the power to bring knowledge onto themselves is an investment set for life.
For inquiries, visit Bookgrove Reading Clinic
106 FRDC Bldg., E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City
Call them at 994-0391

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