There are many ways to help your child become a reader for life. Great early steps include using sign language with your baby before they can speak, creating fun literacy games together as they get older, and reading together as much as you can. Click our links below to see our posts about early literacy, or check the bottom of the page to connect to the Every Child Ready to Read Facebook page, which has more great tips.
Enjoy these five playful and simple ways to prepare your children to become a successful reader.
Children learn about language by listening and joining in the conversation. They learn about the world around them. Talk as you play and choose whatever books interest your child to give you more to talk about!
Fingerplays, rhymes & songs slow down language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words. This will help children as they begin to read printed language.
Shared reading–or reading books together–is the single best way to help children get ready to read. Kids who enjoy being read to are more likely to enjoy reading themselves, which leads to success in all school subjects.
Reading and writing go together. Children can learn pre-reading skills through writing activities. Provide your children with lots of opportunities to write or draw.
Children learn language by interacting with others and also by interacting with their physical surroundings.