Reading aloud has many benefits. It greatly increases your child’s listening and speaking vocabulary, it shows the importance of reading and books, it prepares your child for reading and it also teaches the concepts of print. Read to your child every day. Try some books that have more difficult vocabulary. Occasionally ask your child to predict what will happen next, before you turn the page.


When your child is counting objects, make sure that s/he understands the matching of the word to the object (one-to-one correspondence). Touching each object as s/he counts helps to learn this. How high can your child count objects without missing numbers or objects?
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