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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

November 24, 2014

Be interactive. Engage your child so they will actively listen to a story. Discuss what’s happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child’s questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child’s responses.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

November 17, 2014

Give your child choices, when possible. “Would you like an apple or banana for snack?”, “Which book would you like to read tonight before bed?” This will build your child’s confidence that he can make good choices.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

November 10, 2014

Keep books everywhere; in the diaper bag, in the toy box, in the car, in the children’s rooms, all over the house. Babies and toddlers who grow up with books around them become more motivated to learn to read.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

November 3, 2014

Encourage literacy in your child’s daily routines by making shopping lists together. Talk about the names of the letters and words as you write them. While shopping, help children to ‘read’ labels. Give them coupons and ask them to help you find the items.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

October 27, 2014

Rhyming is one way children learn to hear the smaller parts of words. You may help them learn to rhyme by reading them Mother Goose rhymes or stories told in rhyme. Another fun thing to do is play an I Spy rhyming game.  For example… “I spy something that rhymes with blue and that something is a….shoe!”

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

October 20, 2014

Read with passion! Maintaining the same highs and lows in your voice at the same point in a story helps your child begin to remember the words.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

October 13, 2014

Stop reading if your child becomes restless because you want reading to be an enjoyable activity.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

October 6, 2014

Make sure your child has lots of opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to you talk. Respond to what your child says and follow his or her lead. Answer your child’s questions as completely as possible. Your explanations help your child learn more about the world.

 

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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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