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Secrets To Learning Success

We all want our children to be successful in school. Easy,right? Well, my job is to make it easy, or at least easier, for children to read and be ready for school. First, know that not every day is easy. On those days, take it easy, follow the fun and remember that you are doing great! You are the most important person in the world to your child, so don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Here is the secret to my learning success: read, talk, sing, write and play every day. It’s free, easy and leads to natural learning. Five practices may sound like a lot, but a little bit goes a long way. Once you create a routine, it will become a ritual that your child won’t want to skip. Notice and celebrate the small successes. Your child went from letting you read only one word of a book to a sentence – celebrate it, soon they will be listening to a whole story. Relax and encourage yourself and your child. You will thrive on your praise and so will your child. Below are my top five tips for the five practices. Enjoy and if you need ideas and support, Richland Library is always here for you.

  • Read together!
  • It increases your children’s vocabulary, creates a love for learning, teaches how words and pictures work together, and gives them knowledge about the world.

  • Talk to your children often.
  • Children who are talked to and talk about their world have larger vocabularies and a larger knowledge of everything from shapes and colors, to apples and zebras.

  • Sing together every day.
  • No matter your singing ability, the songs you sing will help your children learn the rhythm of language, how different sounds make up words and how certain words rhyme.

  • Write right now!
  • Scribbling, drawing, writing letters and having children see adults write are all ways to teach that reading and writing go together.

  • Play with children!
  • Playing teaches children how to use their language, how to create and tell stories, and develop vivid imaginations. When children pretend, they are practicing real-life skills.