Did you realize- Children spend 5 times as much time outside of the classroom as they do in school? That is why it is super important that parents have the knowledge and tools needed to support learning at home.
Here are 3 things you can do to support your child’s literacy skill development at home:
Read out loud daily. This could be before bed as a way to unwind or listening to an audiobook on the way to and from after school activities. Ask your kids questions before, during and after reading. Pause and ask them to make a prediction about what might happen next.
Let your children see you reading! Parent’s reading habits play a large role in determining how often kids read. 57% of kids who are frequent readers have parents who read books 5-7 days a week compared to only 15% of kids whose parents are infrequent readers.
Play with sounds and words. For your little learners, rhyming games and songs are great. Play sound "I Spy” (I spy with my little eye something yellow that starts with sssssss) or jump out the number of beats (syllables in words) with your older kids.
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As always, our team of educators at Hyperion are always ready to support you- if you are concerned about your child’s literacy skill development, reach out to us today!