Monday, February 13, 2012
I recently discovered this AWESOME website called Reading is Fundamental - Leading to Reading. It's a great resource if you have kids from a newborn up to age 5 or so. They split it up into a section for kids from 0-2 and one for kids from 3-5. The 0-2 one is great because it has links to many nursery rhymes, lullabies, and fingerplays. Don't underestimate their importance! There's a reason they've been around for so long! They help teach turn-taking, proper intonation, rhyming, story-telling, and so many other important foundational skills for communication. Plus they're just fun! Each age also has a reading section where it brings up popular books for you and your child to read along with. The words are highlighted as they go so it helps introduce the concept of reading and early literacy skills such as going from left to right and turning pages. Check it out!