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 WeekNovember 23, 2015
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekNovember 16, 2015
Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekNovember 9, 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.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekNovember 2, 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.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekOctober 26, 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.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekOctober 19, 2015
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.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekOctober 12, 2015
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!
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekOctober 5, 2015
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.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekSeptember 28, 2015
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.
Early Literacy Tip of the WeekSeptember 21, 2015
Use new words. Good readers have a large vocabulary. Knowing lots of words helps children better understand what they read. Begin this early, even before your children learn to talk.