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Diane Flynn Keith...

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Day 38: Listening to a Short Story

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for UniversalPreschool.com.

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Listening to a Short Story ~

Kids who are read to each and every day develop better reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Reading out loud is the single most important thing you can do to help your child develop the skills needed to become a life-long learner. Here are some ideas to encourage reading out loud.

  • Cuddle up and read short stories together.
  • Go to a library for story time.
  • Visit the bookstore and read some books there. Purchase your favorite.
  • Listen to audio books.
  • Record your child’s favorite short stories and let him/her listen to you read them over and over. (Ask grandparents and relatives to do this as well.)
  • Ask your child to make up a story. Take dictation. Read the story back to them.

These sites have free stories and activities for children that you can read online or print out and read offline:

For more ideas on developing reading readiness skills visit http://www.homefires.com/click?learnread.

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