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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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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

December 22, 2014

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!

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

December 15, 2014

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.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

December 8, 2014

In order to get your preschooler excited about books, you should read books about things they love. If they love to play sports then read stories about sports.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

December 1, 2014

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.

 

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

November 24, 2014

Be interactive. Engage your child so they will actively listen to a story. Discuss what’s happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child’s questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child’s responses.

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