Singing helps children develop listening skills. Songs slow down language so children can hear the different sounds in words.
Playing helps children put thoughts into words and to think symbolically so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real objects and experiences.
Reading books with your children helps them develop a love of reading while learning new words and understanding their meaning.
Talking with your child helps them learn about language. Children learn by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.
Digital literacy is the ability to understand, evaluate, and use information when it is presented by a computer, tablet, or other digital media. It is important for parents to help their children navigate the world of technology.
Writing and reading go together. Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words.
Before children learn actual letters, they are aware of shapes. Talk to your children about shapes you see in books or out in the world to focus on what’s alike and different. That will help them to distinguish differences in letters later on.