Make Sure Your Beginning Reader Becomes a Great Reader!
- Successful readers are not born.
- Reading is a learned skill.
- The foundation for reading success begins at birth.
Parents, here’s a matching activity for your child’s first year. Can you match the stepping stones to reading success, with the appropriate age range?
Write the correct letter next to each age.
- ____ 0-6wks a. play with pots and pans
- ____ 0-6wks b. crawl and climb
- ____ 6mos.-1yr c. bat, touch, and grasp
- ____ 0-6wks d. clapping
- ____ 6wks-6mos. e. build a rich vocabulary-name each part of the body as you point to it
- ____ 6wks-6mos. f. point and name objects
- ____ 6wks-6mos. g. toys with moving pieces
- ____ 6wks-6mos. h. toys with interesting textures
- ____ 6mos.-1yr i. wrist rattles to stimulate the auditory system
- ___ 6mos.-1yr j. mobiles to see and touch with bright, contrasting colors
- ___ 6mos.-1yr k. repeat baby’s sounds and hold their fingers to your lips as you do
- ___ 6mos.-1yr l. sing to your child
- ___ 6mos.-1yr m. use hand puppets to encourage conversation
- ___ 6wks-6mos. n. read to your child
- ___ 0-6wks o. have conversations with your child
- ___ 6wks-6mos. p. turn pages in a book
- ___ 0-6wks q. introduce books-colorful, simple, board books
- ___ 6mos.-1yr r. use music to introduce rhythm and beat
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Kristin Anderson Cetone, Reading Specialist & Author