The focus of this video is to help parents and teachers help children learn to begin to “connect” the sounds they hear with the printed and written symbols they see as text.
We can teach our children about literacy and language in our daily routines and interactions. We do not need specialized teacher training, but only have to think about our actions and extend them into purposeful playful activities.
Click each link below for more activities to help your child get ready to read.
- Read your child’s scribbles
- Repeat words you say and read
- Point out new words and create word plays
- Share rhymes
- Do finger plays
- Act out stories
- Write letter books
- Do chants, sing songs and play clapping games
- Play games like Hide and Seek, I Spy and puzzles
- Make adult-recorded stories
- Talk with your child in complete sentences
- Make books together
- Say specific words for objects
- Talk while watching television together
- Match sounds to letters
- Put on plays
- Retell or draw stories
- Create family story projects