Early Literacy Tips of the Week
Talk – Take advantage of the nice weather together: take a nature walk and talk about all the things you see. Use descriptive words to talk about the weather, the sights and sounds, the colors, everything around you.
Sing – Sing to or with your child while they take a bath: Bert & Ernie’s “Rubber Duckie” or Bobby Darin’s “Splish Splash” are particularly fun bathtime songs, but any song will do!
Read – Share some of your favorite childhood books with your children, even if you don’t read them aloud. Kids love to hear about when their parents were young like them – bond with books by telling your child what you liked to read as a kid.
Write – When your child draws something, write the word for it next to the picture. For instance, if your child draws a house, write “house” or even “this is a house.”
Play – Save some of your recyclables to play grocery store with.