Building a literacy-rich home means making sure that your children are exposed to and interact with many of examples of print every day.
- Use functional print, like labels and directions, so kids can practice using literacy in authentic real-life ways.
- Pay attention to environmental print, like signs and packaging, so kids can see how reading and writing skills help them.
- Talk about literacy, so kids can practice and refine their literacy learning.
- Make time as a family to read and write for pleasure and to learn more about topics of interest, so kids learn that solid literacy skills make life fun and meaningful. -So they can see that literacy is not a chore or merely a set of skills to demonstrate on a test.
To do all this, a little organization is key. Take a few minutes to make a literacy plan for your household. Create spaces for literacy around your home, and gather a few materials, so you’re always ready to incorporate literacy fun into your everyday routine.
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