As your baby approaches his first year, he is beginning to pay closer attention to illustrations in books. Use that budding interest to build his vocabulary and language

Babies love to hear their own names! Try substituting your child’s name in simple nursery rhymes to build pre-reading skills like phonological awareness.

Even though your infant can’t talk, he is starting to learn that he can use signals to communicate. When you're aware of your baby’s attempts to communicate and try to interpret his needs, you are building his pre-reading skills.

Your toddler will love completing the verses as you read familiar rhymes from a favorite storybook! This activity encourages both phonological awareness and vocabulary growth.

You can spark your toddler’s interest in the alphabet simply by talking and pointing to letters while you share a cozy reading session!

In this game, you can use names of favorite people, pets or things to introduce the idea that the words we say are made up of different parts.

Drawing opportunities allow your child to work on the coordination she needs to hold a crayon, keep the paper still, and apply enough pressure to make her mark.

Get the whole family together to create and write a family story. As you write, you’ll help your preschooler understand important concepts about letters and print.

Ask for your child’s help in naming his special stuffed friends! He can use a combination of drawing and writing to create name tags for his favorite little friends.

In this easy activity, your child will practice listening for individual words in sentences.