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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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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 14, 2014

When you read to your child, ask what, where and how questions. By asking questions, you will find out how much your child understands about the story, and you’ll be helping to increase their comprehension.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 7, 2014

The five best ways to help children get ready to read are talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  You can use these with children of different ages and they are easy to make part of your everyday routine.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

June 30, 2014

Have you had your child ask you, “One more time?” Toddlers like to repeat actions over and over again. This strengthens the connections in the brain that help children master new skills.  So when your child asks you to read a book again for the 5th time, say yes!

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

June 23, 2014

Acting out a favorite story with a child is a fun way to reinforce the story and develop your child’s narrative skills. Playing helps your child get ready to read!

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

June 16, 2014

Children who have enjoyed their experiences at the public library often approach school with a positive attitude – ready and excited to learn. So bring your child to the library!

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