Storytelling Fun!

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Reading and telling stories will help build early literacy skills in your child. Here are some quick, easy to do activities with your child that help support their literacy development:

  • Read together – This is a proven way to increase your child’s literacy development.
  • Ask your child to tell you the story of one of their favourite books – Even if they didn’t get the story right; enjoy having them tell you the story.
  • Remember when? – Tell family stories together. Everyone will have different memories to share. Have other family members add in what they remember. This is a great activity for grandparents. They can share the stories of their past.
  • Photo stories – Take pictures of your child during different important life events. Have your child put the pictures in sequence. They can then make it into their very own personalized story book!
  • Watch a story together – While screen time should be limited for young children, watching a show together provides the opportunity to discuss the story together and enrich the experience.

During these short activities with your child, they are:

  • learning new words
  • practicing their listening skills
  • learning to communicate using words
  • using memory and sequencing
  • using imagination and creativity skills
  • learning that reading is fun
  • getting to spend quality time with you

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