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fun activities you can do at-home with young children

At-home activities: Another day, another way to play

  • play

As the days at home start to pile up, here are some ideas for fun at-home activities that highlight how young children learn and grow through play.

family reading with young child

School officials share why early literacy starts well before the first day of kindergarten

  • early learning

By the time children are 3 and 4 years old their vocabulary, attention and general knowledge are predictors of third- and fourth-grade reading comprehension.

tips for having back and forth conversations with your baby

Baby, let’s talk! Serve and return

  • language

Having back-and-forth conversations with your baby, even before they can use words, helps them learn and develop language. It’s easy and fun to do.

top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

Top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

  • reading

VIDEO: This episode of Parents Playbook features tips for sharing books with your toddler, which helps them develop the language skills and vocabulary…

A caterpillar crawling across the lawn

Live theater animates books for preschoolers

  • early literacy

Studies found that when kids act out what they are reading, it helps the story come alive and allows kids to map the words to their experiences and better…

national reading month

Children’s books open a world of words and ideas

  • early literacy

Librarian Wendy Resnik shares how bonding with books helps spark your child’s curiosity and introduces them to new words.

Mom reading with preschool daughter

September is Literacy Month, but it’s always time to read and talk with your child

  • early literacy

Reading together and having back-and-forth conversations help young kids develop the skills they’ll need to become good readers.

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gives a prescription for play

  • parenting

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks:  “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation

Father and toddler son reading together

Podcast: Reading, Language and Early Literacy

  • child development

Learn how you can help your baby or toddler develop a love of books and the skills they’ll need to learn to read.

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