Help Children Read Checklist

Encourage Early Language Development

  • Children learn ;by listening, so the more you speak to them the faster they will learn.
  • ;The more you talk the more they will understand and respond.
  • Children learn first through ;rhythm ;and sound, and songs will encourage phonetic development.
  • Have quality discussions on topics ranging from lunchtime to family members to the color of the moon.
  • Expand your child's vocabulary early by using different words for the same feeling, action, or object.

Encourage Literacy Development

  • ..everything! Seeing the words and hearing how they sound will help them retain vocabulary, and introduce them to written language.
  • It is never to early to start reading, and will instill in them an appreciation for books
  • This will be a good bonding experience and create positive association with reading.
  • The library can be a fun place to learn and cultivate their budding knowledge.

Encourage Writing Development

  • Children are very visual, and learning to write starts with scribbles and pictures.
  • Make story time an interactive experience; write a story together.
  • Find books on subjects they love (animals, sports, etc)., read the stories together and encourage them to write their own.

Instill a love of reading early on with our Help Children Read Checklist. By engaging young children in conversation, singing songs and reading stories, you can enrich your child's vocabulary to make reading easier...and fun!