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Getting a child ready to read is important - a gift that lasts a lifetime. Studies show that the most important thing we can do to help our children succeed in school is to prepare them to read ...

Getting a child ready to read is important - a gift that lasts a lifetime. Studies show that the most important thing we can do to help our children succeed in school is to prepare them to read BEFORE they start school - here's how.

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    • Ready to Read
      • Early Literacy
      • Give a child a gift that lasts a lifetime
      • Help them get ready to read
    • Brain Research
      • Babies born with one hundred billion neurons
      • Neurons not connected
    • Sensory Experiences
      • Cause connections between neurons
      • Electrical impulses
      • Basis of child’s learning
    • Serotonin
      • Enables & enhances electrical signals
      • Feeling good, love, being cared for produces serotonin
    • Stress & Development
      • High stress increases hormone cortisol
      • Inhibits transmission of serotonin
      • Reduces connections needed for learning
    • Children 3 - 10
      • 3 times the synapses as adults
      • As child grows, fewer synapses, more organized
      • Some kept, some lost
    • Repetition is Key
      • Brain keeps synapses that are used repeatedly
      • Little used synapses pruned away
      • Interactions affect development
      • Affect child for life
    • Respond from Birth
      • Early experiences affects brain development
      • Babies mimic
        • Faces
        • Talk
        • Smile
    • Early Literacy Skills
      • Six skills become building blocks
      • Ready to learn to read
      • “ Head start” in school
    • Print Motivation
      • Excited about, interested in books
      • Enjoys being read to
      • Plays with books
      • Pretends to write
    • Phonological Awareness
      • Plays with sounds in words
      • Hears and manipulates the smaller sounds in words
      • Hears and creates rhymes
    • Narrative Skills
      • Tells stories
      • Describes things
      • Talks about sequence of activities
    • Enriched Vocabulary
      • Learn names of things
      • Reads books, names objects
      • Children enter school with 3,000-5,000 words
    • Print Awareness
      • Notices print everywhere
      • Knows how to handle books
      • Follows words on a page
      • Points to words on page
    • Letter Knowledge
      • Knows differences between letters
      • Knows shapes of letters
      • Knows names & sounds of letters
    • Help Your Child
      • Visit library storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers
      • Talk, sing, tell stories
      • Encourage talking to you
      • Share books, beginning at infancy