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Children begin to learn language and other pre-reading skills at birth.  These early literacy skills make learning to read easier for children. Here are a few activities that you and your child can enjoy together!

Talking: Give your child opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to your voice.

Singing: Sing the ABC song to learn about letters.

Reading: Read together each and every day.

Writing: Let your child draw and write. Scribbles on paper prepare for printing and writing.

Playing: Allow lots of time for your child to play and use their imaginations.


Picture Books That Help Grow Strong Readers!

I Can Do It by Eric Carle (PLAYING: Act out the animal motions in the story)

Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera (SINGING: Tell the story through song)

Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda (TALKING: Engage the child in what’s happening in the story)

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker (WRITING: Look at letters and trace with fingers)

The Bridge is Up by Babs Bell (READING: repetition and new vocabulary)