After a few good years working with kids in workshops and in schools, after listening and reading many articles and reports about low reading scores, hearing that this generation has more dyslexic kids than any generation before I started observing this problem.
I followed and checked out many literacy and reading programs and I always felt that something is missing from them. I am not here to judge or score what is the best program that kids can use. I simply observed how kids react and how they benefit from all these programs.
Kids are always excited when there is something new to do or learn. They love interactive apps and games the most and also they watch youtube videos with great enthusiasm. So no wonder that many companies build programs based on the above interest.
Just the only problem seemed to be that kids get bored easily and seemed to just simply shuffle with their fingers to the next game, app or program.
Often happens that on the half way into reading programs, kids lost interest and lost the excitement.
My question was: why is this happening?
What is missing from all these programs that makes kids losing connection with the programs?
While I was researching and observing, it happened that at the school where we teach computer literacy and coding I assisted at a testing session.
There were primary school kids testing and most of them were struggling finding the right letters on the keyboard, not only losing valuable time from but also getting stressed and frustrated.
When we teach coding, there was the same issue! They were not frustrated as did not understand coding they were more frustrated by not finding easy and fast what they needed to use on the keyboard!