My Review of the Readings
The assigned readings, â€śOn the Road to Readingâ€?, my thoughts and beliefs on child development were expanded. The reading really makes you think about what children at such young ages are exposed to and how you must really do a lot of work to nurture them to succeed. The reading also brought to light the amount of children who are not raised in nurturing environments and subsequently are behind other children in their language development. Therefore, I am more eager now to work with kids like that because I know, my help, or anyoneâ€™s help is important for their success.
The second reading, â€śUnderstanding Serviceâ€? was an insightful work on community service. That reading exposed the many different opinions on community service and how some are agreeable and others are completely off-base. It also helped me to think about my upcoming service learning project and not go into it with biased judgments or any preconceived notions about it. I agree with the points in the reading that service is about the service to the people you choose to help. I want to give something to other people in the world in order to make an impact on their lives; even if it is a small impact, at least it will be something. So, in conclusion, I feel that these readings helped me to a certain degree to prepare myself for my service project and now I look forward to it very much.