It’s never too early to read with your kids! Current research shows that there are six pre-reading skills that get children ready to read: print motivation, vocabulary, print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and narrative skills. Starting from birth, simple every day activites can enhance these skills.
Print motivation, a child’s interest in and enjoyment of books, is the easiest to work on. Any time you have fun reading with your child, you’re developing your child’s print motivation. Pop-ups, lift-the-flap, and touch and feel books are so much fun, your child won’t even know reading is good for them!
Check out our Born to Read page to learn more about early literacy!