Early Literacy is what children learn about books and reading before they go to school. There’s a lot you can do as a parent or grandparent to help your child get ready to read:

Read to your child every day. Keep books in the home and in the car.

Keep books where your child can reach them.  (Isn’t fun to watch a child read a story to herself?)

Show your child how you read every day for work and for enjoyment. (Read the newspaper, read a recipe, read online.)

Read signs out loud to your child as you walk or drive around town. (S-T-O-P spells Stop. RR means railroad crossing.)

Talk about what you read. Discuss the pictures and the story.

Happy Reading!

Posted by Nancy