Literacy Tips

Mother and Son Reading

Rhyming is a fun way to interact with your child, but why is it important?  When a child rhymes he or she is showing us that they understand that the words sound similar.  Remember, children first learn different sounds before they begin to recognize letters. 

So talk about words that rhyme like: bear/chair, cake/bake, duck/truck, etc.  Singing or saying rhymes is another great way to interact with your child.  When you are singing a rhyme together leave out a word or two and see if...

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