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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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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Pretend play helps children think symbolically and develop oral language skills. As children play store or pretend to be an animal, they talk about what they’re doing. They practice putting thoughts into words.
The more you talk to your child, the richer your child’s vocabulary will be. Talk throughout the day. Have conversations all the time.