Reading is so much more than just the words. Many children get behind in reading by grade three due to a number of reasons. Here’s how you can set them up for success starting as young as you can.
When you read with your child, focus on these 5 pieces to support their literacy skills:
Background Knowledge - Learn new information
Letter Knowledge - See and know ABCs
Phonological Awareness - Hear and know sounds in words
Print Awareness - Use books
Vocabularies - Use new words and concepts
Visit the Fairfax County Library website for more information: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/early-literacy/practices