In case you have not noticed, I added a few words that were beyond a child’s comprehension, just to give them some exposure to a rich vocabulary. Educators know how important it is for students to have a rich vocabulary. It results in better opportunities throughout life, especially jobs.
The gaps between the opportunities of the rich and the poor are far too wide. It is important for children to read or al least listen to stories at an early age. Too many children are showing up at school ill – prepared; they lack the proper math and reading skills and they are emotionally immature or exhibit bad behavior. Unfortunately, their parents do not understand how to prepare the children or they do not take the time to help them.
This is why enrichment programs after school really serve to help poor children, but these programs have been eliminated from the schools. However, the Too Small to Fail enacted by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, addresses the problems of a poor vocabulary. President Obama has enacted some programs as well.
Having taught in various public and private schools, I have had the opportunity to witness some of the disparities in the educational level and awareness of students. This problem expands throughout all the races, not just one or two. I have seen music do wonders for children and am very disappointed that music programs were discontinued in some schools. Hopefully, we will have more programs like Too Small to Fail so that all children can be better prepared for the Digital Age.
How wonderfu it would be for our children to be as they were in the days of Daniel, “Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans,” Daniel 1:4.
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