Visit the library and borrow a book or two!
Before you read a book to your child, look at the cover together and ask your child what he/she thinks the book might be about.
While playing with different toys, describe how they feel, what they look like and sounds that they make.
Expose your child to nursery rhymes and other traditional children’s songs and finger plays.
Have plastic or wooden alphabet letters available for your child to explore!
Try to read one to one with your child every day.
Talk about your everyday experiences with your child.
For example, “We are going to the library today. Let’s gather all our library books and put them in a bag. What books do you want to look for?”
Find a way to bring a book “to life.”
For example, go shopping for foods from The Very Hungry Caterpillar or make a dog puppet after reading Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
Sing songs that have accompanying hand movements.
For example-“Wheels on the Bus” and “I’m a Little Teapot.”