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Early literacy begins with you. Help your child get ready to read with simple activities you can do any time!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
How I wonder what you are

Let’s Tell A Story
Rather than reading a story choose to make up your own bedtime story!  Start out the story and then ask your child what happens next.  When they slow down or get stumped you take over the story and keep going.  Later on let them start the story!

Bath Time Word Wall
During bath time, take out the shaving cream and spread it on the wall of the tub. Draw letters in the shaving cream for your child to guess, then have them draw letters for you. Write words - your child's name or "I love you" are great to start with and then quick words like cat, bat, fat, rat.

Backwards Bedtime
Rather than getting ready for bed the regular old humdrum way, have a backwards bedtime. First get in bed, kiss good night, read a story, get out of bed to brush teeth and put on pajamas. Have your child tell you what should come next along the way. Finally, get back in bed and give another good night kiss!

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