Early Literacy Tip:Print Motivation: Having an interest in and an enjoyment of books.Read your child's favorite book again and again. Sometimes as you read, pause and ask your child if they understand the story, if not, explain.Baby/Toddler Story Time
Early Literacy Tip:Read aloud with your child every day. Talk about the stories you read to make them more meaningful to your child. Children will learn about books and print, for example: we read the words, rather than the pictures, from left to right, and from the front of a book to the back. Print ConceptsBooks We Read:Baby/Toddler Fiddle-i-fee by Jakki Wood
Early Literacy Aside: Singing songs together not only helps with phonological awareness, hearing sounds, but they also are an enjoyable way to start developing expressive language, talking! Young children repeat what we say. This is the first step for them to express their own thoughts. Songs like this one, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, have a repeated phrases which makes it easier for toddlers to learn. Let’s try it. Song: "Five Little Monkeys" Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
Early Literacy Aside: Singing slows down language so that children can hear the smaller sounds in words. This helps children learn to sound out the words when they learn to read.Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill