Summer Reading is right around the corner, and it isn't just for readers. It's also for listeners. Reading aloud is an important part of the summer reading program. How else could babies, toddlers, and preschoolers participate? Reading aloud also sets a good foundation that will help your child when they begin reading themselves. It establishes the six early literacy skills that children must develop for reading success.
1. Print motivation -- This is the child's interest in, and enjoyment of, books. If they enjoy them, they will want to learn to read them.