Experts say children’s' minds begin preparing for reading and writing long before they begin learning about it in school -- around age six.
Johnson county libraries have six steps to give your preschooler a head start on reading skills.
• Print motivation: Have fun with books
• Print awareness: Notice print all around
• Vocabulary: Talk, talk, talk to your children even when they don’t understand what you’re saying
• Narrative skills: Tell stories about everything
• Letter knowledge: Look for letters everywhere
• Phonological awareness: Take time to rhyme, sing and play word games
For more, check out the Johnson County Library’s “6 Skills by Age 6” program at http://bit.ly/tXOAyo
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