It is so important to start at a very early age reading to children, and getting them excited about books. With children who are unable to read yet, it is best to read to them. Talk as you read through the story and explain what is going on. Ask them questions, ask them to guess what is going to happen next, and most of all MAKE READING FUN! Doing follow up art projects will help your child retain information longer. Also, the discussion about the story you read with them will continue as they show and tell anyone they can about the book they read. Thanks to Pinterest, I found this idea! Last night, l read The Very Hungry Caterpillar with my 3 year old, then after reading we made a finger painted caterpillar. He was so excited and had a lot of fun. We have read the book at least 6 more times today!
I love to see new little learners become so excited to read and I love to be the one to introduce them to more great books! I can see the little wheels turning in their heads, learning as much as they can, soaking up the great world around them.