Talking with your child helps build language and vocabulary skills.
Children who enjoy books will want to learn to read.
Hearing the smaller sounds in words helps children sound out written words.
Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read.
Learning to tell a story helps children develop skills in thinking and understanding.
Familiarity with printed language helps children feel comfortable with books and reading.
Knowing the names and sounds of letters helps children sound out words.
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