You can help your child get ready to read.
It's never too early or too late to help your child develop language and other early literacy skills. Here are five of the best ways for children to get ready to read.
Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. The experience of self-expression also stimulates brain development, which underlies all learning.
Singing, which also includes rhyming, increases children’s awareness of sensitivity to the sounds in words. This helps prepare children to decode print (written language).
Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.
Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.
Playing is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world. General knowledge is an important literacy skill that helps children understand books and stories once they begin to read.
Sign up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to receive a free book, addressed to your child, every month until their 5th birthday. Available to Hancock County residents with children born in 2016 or later. This program is sponsored by the Hancock County Community Foundation. Sign up online for free!