What Can You Do to Help Build Literacy Skills for your child?
Talk, Read, Play, Sing, Draw, Write. Have fun!
Read books you both like.
Stop (or shift gears) when it is no longer fun. Length of time is not important; enjoyment is!
Tell family stories!
Read a lot of books.
Literacy Tip of the Month
Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Their goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present "what works" in a way that parents and educators can understand and use. The website is www.readingrockets.org.
Talk of the Town | Karen Wendt | South Central Library System | 11/1/16
FIVE EARLY LITERACY PRACTICES
Learning to read begins at birth. Parents, caregivers and librarians can reinforce and help grow brain connections through five practices that will help a child develop the foundation needed to read. Practiced regularly, these activities will help a child develop the six early literacy skills and be prepared to learn to read. Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play. To learn more, click here.