2019年12月8日托福独立写作范文：Which of the following way is the most effective for parents to get children (aged 3~6) prepared for their studies.
1. providing more books for children to read
2. reading books aloud before children
3. practicing speaking with adults
The time when children start to attend school is a change in their life and the change could be so huge that they may be overwhelmed. Therefore, parents would want to prepare them for their first big change in their life before hand, but they may not agree on how to make preparations. Some may want to speak aloud before children so that children could be more ready for listening to the classes in school; others may argue that talking with children will be better, since this approach could really attract kids’ attention to the things that are important. However, from my perspective, giving children more books to read is the best way to prepare them for their schools.
To begin with, speaking aloud before children may fail to attract their attention.Parents who want to speak aloud in front of their kids would love to practice children’s listening skills so that they could learn to pay attention and understand what the teacher is teaching in class. However, things may not be as ideal as what parents would think. For one thing, even though parents speak aloud, children may not pay attention. It is because children are used to parents’ voice and may only choose to listen when they want to, even though their parents raise their voice, which means parents cannot achieve their intended result. For another, parents are not expert in talking with children, which means they may not have selected the most proper words to speak in front of children. Thus, children may find it so hard to understand that they tend to ignore their parents’ words.
Moreover, talking with children could be useless. Parents may want to teach children important things before starting schools, so that their kids won’t feel lost in school. However, not every parent has received proper training on what is important to tell their children and what is not, let alone how to tell their children. Therefore, parents may end up with teaching children that it is important for them to listen to the teachers in class, finish all the homework on time and not to fight with classmates, which cannot be that critical to help children to feel comfortable in school, because all those things that can make children students with good behaviors and that are considered extremely in parents’ heart may not help them to really get used to the study life in school and to maintain good relationships with others.
Furthermore, giving children more books to read could really help them to learn how to survive in schools. For one thing, all those books are usually written by experts who know exactly what kids need to know before attending schools and who could put the lessons in the way that is easier for children to learn. For example, the book may use plenty of pictures to tell a story of how a kitten learns to make friends with other animals on the first day in school, which is both interesting and easy to understand for children. For another, reading books could help them to learn to study independently. Parents may not be able to accompany their kids all the time, which means children sometimes have to deal with the problems they meet in books. For example, they need to learn how to find the words they don’t understand or read the books several times in order to get the meaning of the part that they find hard to comprehend. All those skills will benefit their future study in school. Therefore, reading more books can better help children succeed in school.
To conclude, providing children with more books to read is a better way than speaking aloud or talking with children to prepare them for their future study life.
How to offer children better education never fails to draw the attention from the public. There are three interesting approaches provided, including, offering more books for children to read, speaking aloud before children and talking with children. From my perspective, spending more time talking with children is superior to the two others.
On one hand, talking with children represents frequent communication. To be detailed, not only will it be an immediate and effective way of teaching children some important life lessons but also enhance the relationship between them. The closer the relationship is, the larger chance their children would be willing to share their problems happening at school with their parents. For instance, by talking with children, they can develop a series of required and essential characteristics, such as being patient, perseverant and curious as well as courageous because of parents' guidance and enlightenment, which would aid children to live a better academic life. In addition, parents can share some of their similar life experience to prevent children from some setbacks they used to be trapped in, such as being generous to share their little toys or snacks with classmates to maintain favorable relationship with their surrounding peers, and trying to be as quiet as possible to exhibit their respect to teachers who are delivering a speech. Also, as is just mentioned above, the frequent conversation with children would build up a stronger relationship with children who would lay their trust and credence on parents. Whenever they come across some challenges at school, they would like to converse with their parents instead of feeling isolated and helpless. Thus, talking with children, in my eye, would be the most effective and needed way to prepare children for their campus life.
On the other hand, providing more books for children to read is just like double-edge sword. Certainly, never should we deny the benefits of reading books and encouraging children to read books of different genres could serve as an efficient way to stimulate children’s intellectual stimulation and develop their interests. However, requiring children to read more books would be nonsensical. A story happening in my childhood could indicate the negativity of being forced to read too many books, As a child, my parents would always bring me to the library to read various interesting fairytales, like Thumbelina and Sleeping Beauty, the process of which generated a lot of fun and joyfulness and even inspired me to compose some of my own stories of the simple version. However, gradually, while discerning my ability of reading books, my parents started to push me to read some complicated Chinese classic literature works, like Romance of Three Kingdoms , without considering what I was truly interested in. Though following their orders, I started to express my disgust in my diary and hated to read more. The worse thing was the subsequent consequences caused by the negative emotion, like feeling uncomfortable to learn any forms of ancient literature works, including poems and verses. Thus, providing more books for children to read is not an ideal approach to educate children before the start of their academic life.
As for the last choice of speaking aloud before children, I can hardly agree with such a proposal. Are those proponents trying to build up children's confidence in this way? What a ridiculous suggestion. Instead of teaching children to be confident, I think, children would get used to speaking aloud in any occasion. For instance, they might still keep talking aloud when their teacher is lecturing and giving orders. It is not a rare scene that teachers in the kindergarten spend a huge amount of energy managing the class and establishing a series of rules to ask children to be quiet but fail. Why would it happen and who should be blamed on? The answer is quite obvious. As the first teacher of children, parents should be cautious of their own behaviors and teaching children the importance of respecting others and keeping quiet during various situations is important.
All in all, talking with children is the most efficient and acceptable way compared with either speaking aloud in front of children or asking children to read more books.