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Words Around the House

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child, parent

Skill for Bub: Mind Builder

summary:

Prepare your child for reading with this entertaining and educational activity.

Help your pre-reader recognize words by labeling different objects in your home. Use the same marker and print style to create a series of 10 to 15 signs, using lower-case lettering. Tape the signs on or near the objects. For example, the word window could be placed directly under the window. Ask your child to spell out the word and tell you what it is by looking at the object itself. Repeat the activity several times a week. At this young age, repetition is key to learning. Regardless of whether your child spells the word correctly, be sure to offer plenty of praise in order to boost his self-confidence and increase his desire to continue learning.