Mother practicing pre-reading skills with daughter
  1. The attention of a loving adult
  2. Someone to look up to who loves to read
  3. A peaceful, comfortable spot for reading and writing
  4. A variety of age-appropriate books
  5. Alphabet cards with pictures
  6. Magnetic alphabet letters or ABC blocks
  7. Choice of writing tools: crayons, washable markers, chalk, finger paints, pencils
  8. Various writing surfaces: unlined paper, construction paper, banner paper, note cards, chalkboard, dry erase board, painting paper and easel, sidewalk or sandy beach
  9. Puppets, stuffed animals, dolls or other toys for story “props” and pretend play with books
  10. His very own library card: It’s free!