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Reading & Writing

As children listen to poetry, they hear rhythms, sounds, and language patterns important for literacy development. 

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Observation is an important science skill that includes far more than simply looking at an object.  Here are nine picture books that you can read with children to help sharpen these skills.

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When you read with your child, you cozy up with him and a good book because it’s fun. The time spent together is irreplaceable.

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Each young child is unique, with a wide range of interests and abilities. The characters in these stories are a little bit different, but all find ways to stay true to themselves.

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There are many ways to enjoy reading with your child. Here are a few ways to make reading a fun part of your everyday life.

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Sharing a joke is a great way to strengthen family ties. These books and activities will have you and your child laughing together in no time.

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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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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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We all know that it’s good to read to our babies.  But what exactly are they learning? Here are just some of the things your baby can learn as you read together.

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Cooking offers a wonderful way to bring what we learn from books into our daily life.  While cooking we build relationships, engage the senses and develop literacy skills. 

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