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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

March 2, 2015

Help your children enjoy books by having them participate while you read. For example, you can ask them to join in by saying a repeated phrase.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

February 23, 2015

Keep books in the car, the diaper bag and around the house. You’ll be ready to read anytime!

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

February 16, 2015

Children develop a knowledge of the purpose and meaning of reading through writing.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

February 9, 2015

Young babies from 0-12 months learn to be good communicators when their caregivers respond to their sounds and actions. Talk with your baby! Copy your babies sounds and listen to see what sounds he or she makes in response.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

February 2, 2015

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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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

January 26, 2015

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.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

January 19, 2015

Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

January 12, 2015

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.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

January 5, 2015

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.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

December 29, 2014

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.

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