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Terri from Programming January 3, 2019, 1:31 PM

10 Family Literacy Tips

The tree is gone, the wreath is stored, the presents have been opened. It’s a new year. What better time to embrace new habits? Here is our suggestion for a New Year resolution: Read together as a family. It’s more fun than the gym (in our opinion) and it creates a foundation for your children’s literacy development, future success in school and well-being throughout their lives.

Here are some simple ways you can include literacy-related activities into your family’s daily life:

  1. Read with your child every day.
  2. Encourage your child to choose the books you read together.
  3. Make reading together fun and relaxing
  4. Help your child notice print everywhere.
  5. Sing songs, repeat rhymes, say tongue twisters, and play word games together.
  6. Follow a recipe together to create something yummy.
  7. Write a card, letter or email together.
  8. Ask your child to tell you about an experience and use questions to extend the conversation.
  9. Let your child see you read and write.
  10. Visit the library.

If you want to discover new ways to make literacy part of your family fun, Family Literacy Day will feature games and activities in every library branch!

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Terri from Programming

Natural habitat: Libraries. Interesting habits: Reading – A lot.

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