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Ready to Read <ul><li>Early Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Give a child a gift that lasts a lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>Help th...
Brain Research <ul><li>Babies born with one hundred billion neurons </li></ul><ul><li>Neurons not connected </li></ul>
Sensory Experiences <ul><li>Cause connections between neurons </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical impulses </li></ul><ul><li>Basi...
Serotonin <ul><li>Enables & enhances electrical signals </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling good, love, being cared for produces ser...
Stress & Development <ul><li>High stress increases hormone cortisol </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibits transmission of serotonin <...
Children 3 - 10 <ul><li>3 times the synapses as adults </li></ul><ul><li>As child grows, fewer synapses, more organized </...
Repetition is Key <ul><li>Brain keeps synapses that are used repeatedly </li></ul><ul><li>Little used synapses pruned away...
Respond from Birth <ul><li>Early experiences affects brain development </li></ul><ul><li>Babies mimic </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Early Literacy Skills <ul><li>Six skills become building blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to learn to read </li></ul><ul><li...
Print Motivation <ul><li>Excited about, interested in books </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys being read to </li></ul><ul><li>Plays...
Phonological Awareness  <ul><li>Plays with sounds in words </li></ul><ul><li>Hears and manipulates the smaller sounds in w...
Narrative Skills  <ul><li>Tells stories </li></ul><ul><li>Describes things </li></ul><ul><li>Talks about sequence of activ...
Enriched Vocabulary  <ul><li>Learn names of things </li></ul><ul><li>Reads books, names objects </li></ul><ul><li>Children...
Print Awareness  <ul><li>Notices print everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Knows how to handle books </li></ul><ul><li>Follows wo...
Letter Knowledge  <ul><li>Knows differences between letters </li></ul><ul><li>Knows shapes of letters </li></ul><ul><li>Kn...
Help Your Child <ul><li>Visit library storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers </li></ul><ul><li>Talk, sing, tell sto...
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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 BEFORE they start school - here's how.

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

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