*NOTE: This is a kindergarten skill, but we’re sharing here because many preschoolers are advanced. If your preschooler is ready for this skill, feel free to teach it!
If you’d like to build your preschooler’s language skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them “read” books and answer questions.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD “READ” BOOKS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS
Reading builds on early literacy skills and print awareness. While reading or being read to, children learn that we read from left to right and top to bottom. Children are also building their vocabulary, letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, and comprehension.
Answering questions about a story being read boosts attention and memory skills. It is also a strong foundation for reading comprehension skills that will be needed later for more complex questions.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS “READ” BOOKS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS
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