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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 31, 2015

Keep books everywhere; in the diaper bag, in the toy box, in the car, in the children’s rooms, all over the
house. Babies and toddlers who grow up with books around them become more motivated to learn to read.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 24, 2015

Encourage literacy in your child’s daily routines by making shopping lists together. Talk about the names of the letters and words as you write them. While shopping, help children ‘read’ labels. Give them coupons and ask them to help find the items.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 17, 2015

Rhyming is one way children learn to hear the smaller parts of words.  You may help them learn to rhyme by reading them Mother Goose rhymes or stories told in rhyme.  Another fun thing to do is play an I Spy rhyming game.  For example… “I spy something that rhymes with blue and that something is a….shoe!”

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 10, 2015

Read with passion! Maintaining the same highs and lows in your voice at the same point in a story helps your child begin to remember the words.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

August 3, 2015

Stop reading if your child becomes restless because you want reading to be an
enjoyable activity.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 27, 2015

Make sure your child has lots of opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to you talk. Respond to what your child says and follow his or her lead. Answer your child’s questions as completely as possible. Your explanations help your child learn more about the world.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 20, 2015

Give everything a name. You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, “Where’s your nose?” and then say, “Where’s Mommy’s nose?” Or touch your child’s nose and say, “What’s this?”

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 13, 2015

Encourage your child to use sounds and actions to communicate with you. Ask her to point to the toy she wants or wave good-bye to Grandma.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 6, 2015

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.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

June 29, 2015

Kids love their own names! Have your child help you think of other words that start with the same sound as the first letter in their name —like for Jocelyn; Jump, Juice, or Jelly.

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