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The Art of Reading With Your Child

The Art of Reading With Your Child Can reading stories aloud to young children actually be crafted into an art? Well of course it can if the reader is purposeful and creative in how they approach selecting a storybook as well as how they engage the young child while reading. Selecting Storybooks For Young Children […]

HOW TO READ WITH YOUR CHILD

How to Read to Your Child The love of reading is one that initially is fostered by parents of young children. Reading should be relaxing and fun, not a chore or an assignment. Reading should be a daily pleasure for young children! Let your child choose the books you will read. Don’t be surprised if […]

PARENTS SUPPORTING LITERACY & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN PRESCHOOLERS

PARENTS SUPPORTING LITERACY & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN PRESCHOOLERS As parents, an important goal we all set for our children is that of  becoming a proficient reader and writer.  To help support literacy and language development  parents frequently spend time researching the best matched preschools and child care centers, subsequently enrolling in chosen one, as a […]

Key Experiences in Language and Literacy

Young children read and write in many different ways. They begin by recognizing familiar drawings and symbols in their environment. For example, they know the meaning of a Stop Sign, Exit Sign, traffic signal, a store sign etc…. They start by pretend reading a favorite book by describing the pictures or reciting parts of a […]

Why Unit Blocks In Preschool?

Children’s blocks have been a staple in many toy boxes around the world for as long as most of us can remember. In fact toy makers began decorating blocks with letters of the alphabet in an attempt to sneak some “learning” into a child’s play. But it was soon noticed that young children usually ignored […]

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How Do We Help Preschoolers Enjoy Reading?

How Do We Help Preschoolers Enjoy Reading? As parents and educators we all have the goal of opening up the world of words and reading to our young children and students. But how might we spark attention and engagement with story books by our young learners? A major contribution of the story-reading experience is the […]

MAKE TIME TO TALK!

Make Time To Talk In school teachers know that it’s important to talk everyday with each child, using the kind of talk that builds language and thinking skills. Making time to talk helps young children learn new words and how to use language and how to tell you their ideas and needs, and that helps […]

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THOUGHTS ON PROGRESS REPORTS IN PRESCHOOL

Thoughts on Progress Reports in Preschool Parent teacher conferences are an opportunity for teachers to share a “snapshot” of their students in the classroom setting. This picture is a time exposure of students that’s been developing during the past few months. Considering preschooler’s many likes and dislikes, mood changes from day to day, it’s probably […]