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Early Literacy Play Tips for Parents!

At Home Early Literacy Play Tips for Parents

When we think of early literacy we think of what children need to know about reading and writing before they actually begin to read and write. These important skills, such as having a strong vocabulary, being able to rhyme words, understanding print and books, and having strong language and comprehension skills, are key to a child’s future success as a reader! 

Take a peek at our helpful blogs below to see how you can enhance your little learner's early literacy skills right at home! 

Early Literacy Play Tips: Vocabulary 

Early Literacy Play Tips: Vocabulary

Vocabulary is knowing all kinds of words and what they mean! What are some ways you can build your child’s vocabulary? Check out our blog for some great ways to build your kiddo's vocabulary! 

Early Literacy Play Tips: Vocabulary

Early Literacy Play Tips: Phonological Awareness (rhyming, words, and more!)

Early Literacy Play Tips: Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is being able to hear and play with the sounds of language, such as words, rhymes, and syllables! Children who can hear the separate, smaller sounds of words will be better at sounding them out. That skill will aid them as they begin reading. Learn more via our blog. 

Early Literacy Play Tips: Phonological Awareness (rhyming, words, and more!)

Early Literacy Play Tips: Print Awareness 

Early Literacy Play Tips - Print Awareness

Print awareness is understanding that print represents spoken language, is everywhere, and is organized in a particular way. How can you help build your child's print awareness abilities while at home? Check out our blog for some simple starting points. 

Early Literacy Play Tips: Print Awareness

Early Literacy Play Tips: Listening Comprehension

Early Literacy Play Tips - Listening Comprehension

Listening comprehension is understanding the meaning of spoken words and relating to them. For example, if a child hears a story aloud, they are able to understand it, remember it, talk about it, and possibly even retell it! 

Check out our blog on easy-peasy ways to build your child's listening comprehension skills while at home via our blog. 

Early Literacy Play Tips: Listening Comprehension

Early Literacy - Helping Little Ones Become Strong Readers

Early Literacy – Helping Little Ones Become Strong Readers

Research tells us that the best way to develop early literacy skills is through talking, playing, singing, reading, and writing. Parents can engage children in fun and meaningful activities every day that help prepare them to become successful readers and writers, and help them in later years as they transition from learning to read to reading to learn! 

Take a deeper dive into early literacy tips and topics via our blog. 

Helping Little Ones Become Strong Readers

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We hope our at-home play ideas have been helpful to you! If you are able, please support Port Discovery Children’s Museum by renewing your membership, purchasing a gift membership for someone, or making a contribution of financial support.

Port Discovery's At Home Play Tips & Resources is generously sponsored by M&T Bank

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