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9 Ways to Encourage Early Literacy

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It sounds obvious, but think about how often you listen to music in the car while your kid zones out to a movie or video game in the back seat. David Dickinson, a professor at Vanderbilt University, encourages parents to make the most of everyday opportunities for conversations—like car rides and doctor's waiting rooms. This chatting will not only strengthen your parent/child bond, but it'll expose your budding student to everyday language usage and vocabulary.