Early Literacy TipKeep some books in the toy box. Having a positive association with books, or print motivation, is one of the skills that researchers have shown is an important part of a strong foundation for your child's reading.
Early Literacy TipFor about 60% of our children learning to read in school is difficult. If they have a positive experience about books and reading, they will be more likely to keep trying to learn to read when when it is hard. This is because they have a positive association with books and reading.Books We Read
Early Literacy TipWhen you are reading a book with your child, don't worry about whether you get to finish the book or not. Engage your child as much as you can, with your voice, by asking questions, talking about the pictures. When your child loses interest, just set the book down and continue another time. By following your child's lead, you can help make booksharing a positive experience. This supports print motivation, a love of books.Books We Read
Early Literacy TipEncourage your child to tell about her day—a birthday party or a special trip. Ask questions such as, "What happened first? What happened next? What did it look like? What did you like best?"Books We Read