Why Read to Children?
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Let's take a look at many of the reasons why reading to children is so important to their language and literacy development.
Learning at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents
Super Why: The Power to Read - Inspire your child to learn to read with this video from Super Why.
Super Why: Alpha Pig's Alphabet Map Game - Learn how Alpha Pig and Country Mouse use the alphabet map to find their way to the city in this video. Talk about words on signs and beginning sounds and letters as you are traveling around town with your child.
Super Why: Wonder Word's Match Up - Help your child play a rhyming word game with Wonder Red to explore rhyming sounds.
Martha Speaks: Dogs on Ice - Your child can practice vocabulary words like over, under, and around as she guides Martha’s friends across the ice rink.
Arthur: Bookmarks - Print and color Arthur bookmarks to mark your book page for later or to use as a reading guide as you focus on a line of words on a page.
PBS Parents: Reading Activities in the Park - Try age-by-age ideas for how to increase literacy and science skills when you and your child visit the park.
PBS Parents: Reading Activities in the Neighborhood - Explore age appropriate reading activities with your child as you walk or ride around your neighborhood.
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