9 Ways to Encourage Early Literacy

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Teaching Time

Although your kid will expand her vocabulary and pick up new skills just through being exposed to new words and experiences, she has to actively be taught how to read. Give her positive reinforcement as she learns new skills. Don't correct her or insist that she reads the story exactly instead of telling it to you from memory. Express your pride at her attempts, and you'll reinforce the importance of literacy in the home as well as at school.