Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Early Lit Tip Tuesday-Don't JUST Read a Book
If you are currently reading to your child. THAT'S GREAT! *HIGH FIVE*
And if you are not, I encourage you to start.
Here are a couple tips to consider, to make sure your child is getting the most out of a book that they can.
If you are reading a counting book, read the words on the page, and then reinforce the numbers by counting the items on the page.
If you are reading a book about colors, read the words on the page, and then reinforce the colors by naming the items that are that color on the page.
If you are reading a rhyming book, read the words on the page, and then reinforce the rhyming words.
In today's fast paced society, parents sometimes rush through a story just so they can "get it done" and "have read to their child", but it's important to remember to slow down. The techniques mentioned previously do not take up all that much more time, and the amount your child can learn from them is infinite.
After all, what could be more important than slowing down, spending quality time with your child, and preparing them for a lifetime of learning?!