Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ask a Parent Educator!

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School Age
How can I encourage learning in everyday life?
·      Read to your child daily, even when they’re fluent.
·      Talk about the stories you read together.  What do you think will happen next?  How does the character feel?
·      Play “I Spy” during car rides.
·      Create special quiet reading times and places.
·      Visit the library every two weeks. 
·      Share ideas for books and magazines your children might  enjoy, but let them make their own choices.
·      Declare a family game night.  Include pizza!
                   
Birth to Preschool
What can I do to prepare my child for kindergarten?
Babies:   Read, sing, cuddle, dance, read some more. Daily.
1 year:    Talk about what you’re doing together. And read.
2 years:  Provide washable markers for scribbling.  And don’t forget to read.
3 years:  Catch them doing it right. “Thank you for waiting.” Read books about feelings.
4 years:  Provide structured peer group experiences with adults other than yourself. Keep reading.  Every day.
5 years:  Write out stories your child dictates to you.  Have  your child write his/her name on the story. Tell your child fun stories about when you were 5.  READ!