Reach Out and Read's Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy
- starts to copy letters and numbers
- sits still for even longer stories
- can listen longer
- recognizes numbers and letters
- can retell familiar stories
- can make rhymes
- learning letter names and sounds
Reach Out and Read's Reading Tips for Parents:
- relate the story to your child's own experiences
- let your child see you read
- ask your child to tell the story
- encourage writing and drawing
- point out letters in your child's name
- fairy tales and legends
- books with longer stories and fewer pictures
- books about kids that look and live like them -- but also books about different places and different ways of living
- books about going to school
- books about making friends
- books with simple text they can memorize
- vocabulary books
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