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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.
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.
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!
The more you talk to your child, the richer your child’s vocabulary will be. Talk throughout the day. Have conversations all the time.
Young babies (0-12 months) are figuring out how things work. They explore books and toys with their eyes, hands, and mouth to find out what they are and what they do. Find books and toys that your baby can: shake and make sounds with, mouth and grab, touch and squeeze.