Reading books at home with your child is an important part of literacy development. This tool from Read Write Think can help you select the best texts for your child. Remember read alouds should be above their reading level to increase vocabulary, while books they read to you should be on their just-right level. Your child's teacher can provide you with more information about the just right level for your child.
We are beginning to talk about the difference between wants and needs at school. Find opportunities to discuss the difference at home when requests are being made by your child.
In addition, we are talking about what it means to be a good friend. This video story of Rainbow Fish is a delightful tale about sharing. Think about engaging in games that you may play at home that require sharing and turn taking.
We are also starting to learn about different countries and cultures around the world. We are talking about how even though food, language, traditions, and clothes may look different, the characteristics of friendship are the same throughout the world. Consider reading stories, watching movies, and discussing these concepts with your child. Here is a link to stories about friends from around the world.
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