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Reading & Writing

A powerful way to interest young children in reading books is to make books about their routines, life events and vacations. 

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When you share books with your very young child you support emerging literacy.

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Storytelling helps preschoolers learn new words and get ready to become readers and writers. To further this learning at home, invite your child to tell stories to you and other family members. Here are some suggestions:

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Why is a large vocabulary important for children? Because it’s linked to their reading and school success.

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Use these ideas to help your child learn how and why writing and reading are important and useful.

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When you talk to your child, you support her language development. Think of what you are saying from your infant or toddler’s point of view.

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Ideas to find inexpensive books and surround children with a variety of books to encourage a love of reading. 

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Many children play with writing long before they learn to read. Here are some ways to help your child develop the skills needed for writing. 

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How can you encourage your child to love reading, writing, and language so much that he begs for a bedtime story or a trip to the library?

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Flash cards emphasize memorization but complex langauge is what's important.

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