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Index to All Learning Episodes

LEARNING TO TALK

Spoken language builds the foundation for learning to read and write.  Starting at birth, parents and caregivers naturally surround a child with talk.  Babies hear us talking with one another, they listen when we speak to them and about them.  And they are eager to mimic us as they experiment with their first words.  In this section, discover ways you can encourage and nurture your child’s natural curiosity about language and their ability to communicate through talk.

I Remember

Parents: A Child’s First Teacher 

LEARNING TO READ

Reading is about making meaning. Learning to read should be as natural, real, and stress-free as learning to talk.  Reading opens up a child’s imagination and provides access to knowledge about the world around them.  From selecting the right books, to holding your child in your lap as you read your first books together, to their first attempts at reading, your child’s lifelong love of reading begins at home.  In this section, discover how you, your child’s first teacher, can create opportunities to explore printed language.

Flashlight Reading!

Reading Books Together Builds Key Relationships

I Only Read the “Pink” Books

Reading With a Little One

 

A Good Idea! 

A Book and the Opportunities it Gives 

Luke and Mother Octopus: A Moment of Enlightenment 

A Time of Wonder, Curiosity and Discovery

 

Turner Makes a Book 

Why Make a Book?

LEARNING TO WRITE

We write for a variety of purposes.  Children learn early on that they can share their own ideas with others by telling their story through drawing and writing.  With positive feedback from a parent or caregiver, and with practice, young children gain confidence in expressing themselves and becoming enthusiastic young writers.  In this section, discover how you can help your child become that enthusiastic writer.

Turner Makes a Book 

Why Make a Book?

In the word’s of Debra Crouch and Brian Cambourne,

“ All children are made for learning.”

LEARNING TO TALK

LEARNING TO READ

LEARNING TO WRITE

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