One of our goals in homeschooling is to teach our children how to learn so that they will be life long learners. I think this is best accomplished by creating a literacy rich home!
For me, this begins by talking to my children from birth, reading to my children, modeling reading, and providing a variety of reading and writing material.
- Show your child the title, author and illustrator
- Point to the words while you read ~ your child will connect what you are saying to the words on the page and you will model left to right reading.
- Teach the parts of the book (the cover, spine, etc.)
- Discuss what you are reading!
- Tie in the book with experience. It's easier to understand a story about a farm if you've been there. You can tie in barn, silo, and tractor to your personal experience and bring the story to life!
A note about A-Bee-See's: Teaching letter sounds is more important than teaching the letter names. Point out letters to your preschooler in the books you read and tell them the sounds the letters make. Have fun with learning the letter sounds with activities that reinforce what they are learning. See our Alphabet Fun series to see what we did!
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