It is so good to celebrate a week filled with literacy, imagination and so much more.
Our house is always filled with books and they always get attention. I think more than they actually want. I have been reading to my (3year old) son since gestational, it is evident that it was beneficial as I am reaping the harvest now of his love for literacy.
Earth-side he loves reading. His vocabulary is amazing and always uses “big words” we didn’t expect. We realised just before he turned 2 that he has letter recognition (being able to tell what the phonic is but have no concept of what to do with it).
How to make reading part of your household:
-choose a few books in the morning to read throughout the day
– read in different tones of voices to make the story fun and memorable
-explain the bigger words to your child
-if they are old enough, let them act out a scene from a book you have read
-dress up as a book character
-this is bonding time; let them be close to you while you read (on your lap etc.)
-create a cosy reading space in your home; allow them to help with this. It will motivate them to utilise the space they created
Reading should never be forced, it should be fun. If it happens spontaneously, even better!
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