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How You Can Help Your Preschool Child

Before your child starts school, you can support their reading and learning development by:

  • Spending time with them – participating in, and discussing, many activities.
  • Providing opportunities for them to explore the world of home and community.
  • Reading and writing yourself - this allows them to see these are important and valued activities.
  • Reading stories to and with them.
  • Telling stories - about your life and past experiences.
  • Taking them to the local library or book store to select their own books.
  • Providing them with materials that will allow them to explore early literacy - both reading and writing.

Books, books, books, and more books! Whether they’re one of our animated stories that your child reads or watches, pictures books that your child reads through on their own, or books that you read to them, books are one of the best ways you can help your preschool child.

Paper, crayons, pencils, and paints for drawing and writing. Although you can’t (and shouldn’t) try to force creativity, you can provide your child with the tools they need to try and express their creativity themselves. It can range from writing letters of the alphabet to writing complete nonsense or drawing pictures of their favorite toys. These all help to build their literacy and creative skills.