Every Child Ready to Read® incorporates simple practices for parents/caregivers to develop early literacy skills from Birth to Age 5. We will add new literacy tips every week on our Facebook page!
|Talk about colors! Ask your child what his/her favorite color is and share yours. Talk about things that are those colors.
||Make up silly songs about every day activities! “This is the way we make the bed, make the bed, make the bed“
||Practice counting! An Example would be to count your snacks, How many goldfish crackers are on your plate?
|Be a reading role model. Let your child catch you reading a book, newspaper, or magazine!
||Write a list of things to do today. Have your child check off each as it is completed.
||Use a red crayon to keep a list of all the red things you see today. Red car, red truck, red door.
|Play store. Set up a little store with items in your house and take turns being the shopper and the check out clerk.
||Talk about concepts like “on” and “off” when you put on and take off hats and jackets.
||Make music with things you have in the house- pots, pans, spoons, and sing and dance around to the music you make