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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

September 29, 2014

Give everything a name. You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, “Where’s your nose?” and then, “Where’s Mommy’s nose?” Or touch your child’s nose and say, “What’s this?”

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

September 22, 2014

Encourage your child to use sounds and actions to communicate with you. Ask her to point to the toy she wants or wave good-bye to Grandma.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

September 8, 2014

Kids love their own names! Have your child help you think of other words that start with the same sound as the first letter in their name —like for Jocelyn; Jump, Juice, or Jelly.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

September 1, 2014

When talking with your child, look for opportunities to use different words to help build their vocabulary. The more words a child knows, the easier it is for your child to recognize them when beginning to read.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 25, 2014

Play pretend with your child. Let your child’s imagination go wild! Encourage them to make up and act out their own stories. This builds both language and critical thinking skills.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 18, 2014

It is important to talk to your baby AND give your baby a chance to respond.  It may sound like babbling now, but it is the beginning of your child’s language development.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 11, 2014

Sing songs with your child: songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 4, 2014

Create special places in your home where your child can talk, sing, read, write, and play. It doesn’t cost a thing!

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 28, 2014

For very young children, art and early writing skills are one and the same. Make art a regular part of playtime. Those crazy scribbles are the first step to learning how to write when they are older.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 21, 2014

If your child asks you a question about something and you don’t know the answer, you can discover the answer together in a book!

 

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