Growing into Readers

Talking Activities

  • Use any opportunity to explore your community. Visit and explain what happens and who works at local businesses. Let your child help pay in a store or take out a book from the library. Visit special places like the police and fire stations. Take pictures of these visits and write about them together.
  • Always discuss proper manners especially in a public setting. Practice manners such as saying “thank you” and “please” during meal times. You may also discuss how to act in a store or library.
  • Talk about and share moments from your day with your child, and ask her to do the same. Ask questions to show interest but also to encourage oral language and conversation skills.

For more suggestions and activities on Raising a Reader, follow our Grow Up Reading™ Board on Pinterest

Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialists:  Emily Vickers   &   Julie Moore

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