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Reading & Writing

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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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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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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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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