Children who love books will want to learn how to read. Children enjoying books IS print Motivation
Playing with words and sounds through singing and rhymes. Helps children to sound out words on their own
Noticing print on a page, reading from left to right knowing upside down from right side up
Includes learning that each letter has it’s own shape, sound and name.
Knowing the names of things. Books offer vocabulary that we do not use in conversation or hear in television.
Being able to retell a story helps children understand what they read.
Every Child Ready toReadJulie James- Children’s Specialist
Choosing Books for BabiesLook for books with:• PICTURES of familiar objects• Strong rhythm, rich language and interesting sounds• Simple Large illustrations• Not a lot of text on the page
Introducing Books to Your Baby• Pick the best time to read• Stop if baby is restless or upset• Treat books as toys to be played with• Use expression to create interest
I LIKE BOOKS *Print Motivation*• Begin reading books early• Choose books with clear and simple pictures• Let your child see you reading books, newspapers and magazines that you enjoy
I HEAR WORDS *Phonological Awareness*• !!! Sing songs !!!• Songs break words into smaller bits so children can hear the different sounds in words• Say or sing nursery rhymes
I SEE WORDS *Print Awareness*• Use board books to encourage your child to hold the book• Point to the words in the book as you say them, especially words that are repeated• Hold the book upside down…
I KNOW LETTERS *Letter Knowledge*• Begin with focusing on the first letter of child’s name• Use your child’s finger to trace the shapes of letters.• Play with letters (foam, plastic)
I KNOW WORDS *Vocabulary*• Choose books that have things that you don’t see every day• Name pictures as you point to them• Learn together by reading about subjects your child likes
I CAN TELL A STORY *Narrative Skills*• Narrate your actions to your baby. “Mommy is putting her shoes on”• Re-read books you have read before• Ask your child questions even when they can’t answer