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 your child chooses the same books over and over. Repetition will help your child begin to recognize familiar words and letters. Try to set aside a regular time to read each day. This might be at bedtime, after school, early in the morning during breakfast or whatever works in your families schedule. Next be sure to choose a comfortable place to read without a lot of distractions. Snuggle or sit side by side on a couch, bed, rocking chair; on pillows; at the kitchen table; […]

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 way to achieve success for their children. However, the most important early childhood teacher is, you the parent! WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?  Have daily conversations with your child Speaking and listening lay the foundation for reading and writing.  So have meaningful conversations daily with your child.  When you have a conversation with your child, take turns listening and talking.  Remember, conversation means two-way communication.  Also remember to be patient and listen to what your child has to say even if you have to wait for […]