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Read with your children, not to them

Reading with your child is the key to building a child?s literacy skills. Emergent literacy begins at birth and continues through preschool and kindergarten. Experts encourage parents to get children excited about reading. Engaging the child means figuring out what the child is thinking and getting them to think beyond the words written on the page. While reading with them, anticipate what children are thinking. Then ask questions, offer instruction, provide examples and give them some feedback about what they are thinking, they say.
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