After you read a story together with your child a few times, let your child tell or “read” it back to you. This helps them understand how stories work and helps their comprehension when they read.
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Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.
Point out print everywhere. Talk about the written words you see in the world around you and respond with interest to your child’s questions about words. Ask them to find a new word every time you go on an outing.
Children need lots of chances to practice. Be patient. You may need to answer the same questions, read the same books, and play the same games over and over again. Children learn through repetition.
Build on what your child says. If he says, “More milk,” you might say, “You want some more milk?”
This teaches him new words and how to put sentences together.
Every now and then while you’re reading a book to your child, run your finger under the words of the title or words in the story that repeat. This helps your child learn you are reading the words on the page, and not the pictures.
It’s fun to be silly when you’re reading with your child. Hold the book upside down or backwards and see if your child notices. This helps children learn the proper way to hold and read books while also having fun!
Looking for different uses of one item encourages creativity and inventiveness, one of the skills that helps children to learn. You’ll be surprised by how many different things a toilet paper roll can be. Encourage your child to use their imagination.
In order to get your preschooler excited about books, you should read books about things they love. If they love to play sports, read stories about sports.