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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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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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Young children learn to think in new ways when they imagine, guess, describe, and wonder. Engage your child's curiosity with these books. 

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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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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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Many families are familiar with classic books like Goodnight Moon and read them over and over with their very youngest children. Here are some more recent titles and reissues you and your baby will both love.

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

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

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Writing a story with your child can help illustrate where they are going, who they will meet, and how children are expected to behave at school. 

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