Books Are So Important

It is all about exposing your child to printed words and spoken language. It is building your child's awareness of the relationship between symbols and sounds. Here are a few ideas to enhance and support early literacy knowledge. 1. As early as 2 and 3 years old, show your child how to hold a book. Teach them how to look at it, front to back and page to page. Understanding that this is a process and a necessary one at that, is an important skill for reading. 2. Talk about the pictures with your child. This conversation increases your child's vocabulary and language skills. An estimation exists that with 20 minutes of reading a day with your child, his/her vocabulary will grow to over

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