|Helping children learn about...|
|Words and letters|
|Reading stories to children is one of the best ways to help them be ready for school.
Reading stories to children helps them become interested in books, and eager to learn to read, themselves.
They learn important things from having stories read to them, and they love the time you spend together.
Show your child that there are things to be read everyplace.
| Reading stories to children teaches them...
|Things to do with stories.
Whether you read stories to children, or tell them your own, there are some ways to do it that make it even more fun, and teach them even more. For example, you can get your child involved in the story.
While you're reading the story to your child, stop and ask your child...
|About reading and writing before your child begins school...
Sometimes parents try to teach their children to read and even write some letters of the alphabet before they go to Kindergarten. That can be fun, if your child is eager to learn it, or it can be hard on both of you, and it's not really necessary.
Most teachers don't expect parents to do this. Teachers expect to teach children to write in school.
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Part 2, "A Guide for Parents"