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)