Singing helps your child get ready to read. Singing helps children remember things for a longer time.
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Retelling favorite stories you have read, or even retelling your own family stories is a great way to develop a child’s narrative skills. Talk with your child and see what stories they tell!
Play helps build a child’s self confidence. When they feel a sense of accomplishment they have the motivation to try new experiences and not give up even though something at first seems to be difficult. Play is one of the five essential elements of early literacy.
If you’ve ever had any doubt that bringing your child to storytime is worth it, take a look at this home video of one of our youngest patrons, dancing to a song that is played at Plano Library Rhyme Time sessions each week: Dancing Hollis
There are 5 early literacy practices that every parent or caregiver can do with their child to prepare them for reading later. The five practices are reading, talking, writing, singing and playing. Kudos to mom, Laura, for singing to her daughter and reinforcing storytime routines at home!
The song Laura is singing is from Diaper Gym: Fun Activities for Babies on the Move.
Don’t be afraid to sing with your child. They will love the sound of your voice! Singing slows language down so that separate sounds are more clearly heard. Singing is also one of the five essential elements that help your child get ready to read. So, sing out and share language with your child.
An essential element to early literacy is reading with your child. How easy is that? And to make it easier, we are offering a book giveaway of a cute board book by Bettina Paterson called Jigsaw Jungle. Five rhymes feature a baby animal and mother, accompanied by a jigsaw puzzle picture!
To enter the giveaway, send an email to email@example.com with “Read Every Day,” in the subject line, and your email and phone number in the body of the email. The winner must pick up the book at Harrington Library. We’ll hold a random drawing for the winner on Saturday, March 30.
Read books that follow your child’s interests. It will motivate them to love books and reading. Choose nonfiction books as well as stories about the topic. The nonfiction books are located in a separate area from the stories, so we’re here to help you.
Keep a book in every room, in the car, or in the diaper bag and you can reach for one at any time. Finding loving little moments to share books with your child will ensure that they grow up associating books with pleasure.
Infants and young children’s active brains make connections when they receive stimulation from their environment—what they hear, see, smell, taste and touch. Repetition makes those connections in the brain strong…like a well worn pathway. Repeating songs and rhymes over and over throughout the day develops strong connections and is fun!