Virtual Raising A Reader


Everyday moments are learning moments

When caregivers enrich every day moments with reading, singing, dancing, talking, and playing they are creating literacy rich environments that support their child’s development for life. Follow along with our early literacy specialists each week for ways to support your child’s development.


Los momentos cotidianos son momentos de aprendizaje

Cuando los cuidadores enriquecen cada día los momentos de lectura, canto, baile, conversación y juego, crean entornos ricos en alfabetización que apoyan el desarrollo de sus hijos para la vida. Siga junto con nuestros especialistas en alfabetización temprana cada semana para encontrar formas de apoyar el desarrollo de su hijo.

Week 1: Fun First!

Books are fun! One really important way to help your child want to read, and become a reader, is to read every day. Schedule a time of day that you usually share a book with your child, such as before bed, or during snack time. When you make reading to a child a routine that happens every day, magic happens!


Semana 1: ¡Diversión primero!

¡Los libros son divertidos! Una forma realmente importante de ayudar a su hijo a querer leer y convertirse en lector es leer todos los días. Programe una hora del día en la que generalmente comparta un libro con su hijo, como antes de acostarse o durante la hora de la merienda. Cuando haces que leerle a un niño sea una rutina que ocurre todos los días, ¡ocurre la magia!


Week 2: Books Can Open Up the World!

Books open up a whole new world for children. Reading with your children can help them learn so many things! With books, children learn new words and can build their vocabulary. They are also able to explore new ideas, experiences and places.


Semana 2: ¡Los libros pueden abrir el mundo!

Los libros abren un mundo completamente nuevo para los niños. ¡Leer con sus hijos puede ayudarlos a aprender tantas cosas! Con los libros, los niños aprenden nuevas palabras y pueden desarrollar su vocabulario. También pueden explorar nuevas ideas, experiencias y lugares.


Week 3: Something to Talk about!

Conversations with your child matter! Back and forth conversations are essential to helping your child learn about how language works, learn new words, and understand the world. Talking with your child is a simple thing that you can do every day to build his/her vocabulary, concept and language development.


Semana 3: ¡Algo de qué hablar!

¡Las conversaciones con su hijo son importantes! Las conversaciones de ida y vuelta son esenciales para ayudar a su hijo a aprender cómo funciona el lenguaje, aprender nuevas palabras y comprender el mundo. Hablar con su hijo es algo simple que puede hacer todos los días para desarrollar su vocabulario, concepto y desarrollo del lenguaje.


Week 4: Conversations with Books!

The best way to help your child learn when reading a book out loud is to have conversations about the book. You can have conversations about the book before reading, during reading, and after reading. The overall goal is to help engage your child, extend their learning, and help them eventually become the storyteller!


Semana 4: ¡Conversaciones con libros!

La mejor manera de ayudar a su hijo a aprender cuando lee un libro en voz alta es tener conversaciones sobre el libro. Puede tener conversaciones sobre el libro antes de leer, durante la lectura y después de leer. ¡El objetivo general es ayudar a involucrar a su hijo, extender su aprendizaje y ayudarlo a convertirse eventualmente en el narrador!


Week 5: Take Time to Rhyme!

Week 5: Take Time to Rhyme!

Letter sounds are building blocks that are essential to learning to read.  Helping children become aware of sound patterns, such as words that start with the same letters, rhyme or have repeated sections, will support your child as they grow older.


Semana 5: ¡Tómese el tiempo para rimar!

Los sonidos de las letras son bloques de construcción que son esenciales para aprender a leer. Ayudar a los niños a tomar conciencia de los patrones de sonido, como las palabras que comienzan con las mismas letras, riman o tienen secciones repetidas y ayudará a su hijo a medida que crezca.


Week 6: The ABC’s Are All Around Us!

We can find print all around us. Letters have names and are different from each other. When children enter school, they will need to know the different letters of the alphabet and the sound that the letters make. Provide many fun experiences with letter names and sounds. Some ways you can do this are by singing the alphabet, talking about letters and sounds in different contexts- the grocery store, the zoo, while cooking, during snack time, and by playing with letters, such as with ABC blocks, bath time letters, or letter puzzles.

Week 7: Write On!

Writing is a powerful way to communicate. Writing starts early, children need to build muscles in their hands before they can hold a crayon or pencil. There are some very simple things that caregivers can do to support their child in becoming a writer. You can begin with showing your child that you are interested in the marks they make on a page. It is important that your child knows that those marks are important, and have meaning.

Week 8: Your Child Can Be a Storyteller!

All families and cultures have their stories. Everyone is naturally interested in listening to stories and sharing their own stories. Caregivers can help connect children to important people in their life, culture and their community through storytelling. Stories help children to understand the world and why some things happen.

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