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Reading & Writing

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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Physical activity is important for the health and well-being of children.  Not only does staying active help children keep fit, but it helps children form active habits!

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When is the last time you talked to a children’s librarian? If it’s been a while, this is a great time to strike up a conversation. You’ll be surprised at the innovative activities, programs, and services children’s librarians offer young children, and families.

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