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Babies begin learning how to socialize as soon as they are conscious about verbal and facial communication. By playing simple games you can get a head start on your baby's social development. Speak about the what you are doing to expand vocabulary. For example; "I am so hungry. I think I will eat a cookie. Oh, these are chocolate chip, my favorite!"
PRACTICING THESE SKILLS WILL HELP YOUR CHILD DO BETTER IN SCHOOL!
Talk to them- The more experience they have with language, the easier it will be for them to learn to read. Your child should be able to have a conversation with you and others.
Rhyming- Nursery Rhymes help children to listen for and recognize rhyming words. Tell me a word that rhymes with cat?
Alphabet- It is important that children recognize the letters of the alphabet. It is very helpful when they are familiar with the letter sounds.
Concepts of Print- This is how we look at books. Does your child know where to begin reading? That the message is contained in the words, as well as supported by the illustrations? Do they know to point at the words? Do they know how to hold a book and to turn pages?
Writing- Children that explore printing and drawing do better in school. Let them explore with all kinds of writing tools. Even a stick and some dirt can offer creative and unique opportunities play with writing! Have your child hold pencils and crayons, and praise their attempts to write. Can they write their name?
PLAY- Play is so crucial in Early Childhood Learning.!! It allows for opportunities to have fun and explore. 80% of what people experience personally is retained to memory. 95% of what we teach others is retained. Let children act like Mommy, Daddy, and teachers. Let them explore!
There are many experts in the educational and medical fields that acknowledge the importance of early literacy pertaining to cognitive, social, and emotional development. The human brain is most permeable during the first few years of life. Sensory stimulation through interactive read aloud routines, increase synaptic growth and create stronger networking connections in the brain.
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