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There are six skill areas that will help prepare your child to get ready to read in school.
Print motivation: being interested in and enjoying books.
Print awareness: understanding that print has meaning; noticing print everywhere, not just in books; and also knowing how to handle a book.
Vocabulary: knowing the name of objects
Letter knowledge: knowing that each letter looks different from any other; knowing the name of letters and sounds.
Phonological sensitivity: being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds that make up words.
TELL A STORY
Narrative skills: being able to describe objects, people and events, and to tell stories about them.
Ideal for exposing babies to books with short text and bright pictures, and a sturdy cardboard binding.
This type of book is good for babies and toddlers to letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.
These books allow children who might not be able to read text but can “read” the pictures and still tell the story.