Start With Storytime Was Specifically Designed for YOU (and here’s why)
As a former Preschool-2nd grade teacher with 10+ years of experience working with children, I have spent hundreds of hours teaching students reading and literacy skills. While I loved teaching during our reading block, I also always looked forward to reading aloud to my students each day after lunch when we could just enjoy books together and foster a love of reading. This time where I read aloud and my students would listen was just as important as the hard work of learning to read we would engage in during our scheduled literacy time. Reading activities and literacy instruction look a little different in Pre-K vs. elementary school, but early literacy skills are absolutely essential for future success.
Children need to be exposed to lots of books and engage in literacy activities during the preschool years before Kindergarten to prepare for learning to read. Luckily, one of the most important things you can do is also one of the easiest! Just read with them! Start with storytime. Beyond that, there are lots of fun activities you can do as an extension of those books that help strengthen pre-reading skills while incorporating art, cooking, fine motor, etc. There are also tons of other “stand alone” games that you can play with your children to build up their early literacy skills. So many parents want to give their child a strong reading foundation but struggle with where to start or what, exactly, to do.
I want to help you! Let me explain how I’ll do that.
Start With Storytime Was Created for Parents of Preschoolers Who Want to Boost Their Child’s Reading and Literacy Skills
This blog was designed to provide parents with age-appropriate reading and literacy activities for their children. The first 5 years of a child’s life is a critical time for acquiring and practicing literacy skills. I know how important parents are to their child’s development. You will do whatever you can to help your children succeed! Reading & literacy are at the forefront of many parents’ minds. You want to ensure your children not only have the tools and knowledge to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten but also develop a love of reading that will last way beyond school.
Parents can use this website to find easy & practical ideas for engaging with their children through books as well as simple activities that promote early literacy skills. I want to eliminate the guesswork for you so you have more time to spend with your children actually doing these awesome activities!
Each week, I will make a blog post where you will find a variety of activities and information. The main goal is to read to your child everyday! If you have time, and want to extend beyond the book, even better! Either way, you’ll be spending quality time with your kids and growing their minds as readers.
I hope you find my blog helpful. If so, please share it with a family member or friend who you think would also benefit from the resources and information here! 🙂