How to Tackle Delayed Literacy

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Be a Reading Buddy

Schedule a regular time where both you and your child drop the electronics and crack open a book. Read a book together, or read independently and share what happened in the story. "Talk about characters in books and how you can’t wait to learn what’s going to happen next,” says Kinney-Haines. For hands-on kids, follow up on the reading session with some drawing, acting, or other crafts to make reading even more exciting and develop comprehension skills. For example, after your child reads The Three Little Pigs, grab some popsicle sticks or twigs from the backyard to make the second little pig's house!