Growing into Readers

Talking Activities

  • Ask open-ended questions to allow your child explain their answers. “What did you do at school today?” or “How was your day at the zoo?” these questions leave plenty of opportunity to discuss their adventures, use expression and new vocabulary. Of course, you can ask yes/no questions when appropriate, but use every opportunity to get your child to practice speaking.
  • Encourage your child retell stories. You could have them retell a favorite book, movie, or experience. This helps with recall, retelling and make sense of what is heard or read.
  • Use a wide range of new vocabulary words when speaking to your child. This will build their library of vocabulary words, learn new meaning, speak clearly, and learn new concepts.

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Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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