New Year's resolutions are a time-honored tradition of making promises (and sometimes they get a little broken - why do sweets taste so good, anyway?). You can make resolutions with your child (check out this article from PBS Parents about how to do it well) and as a family, but what do early literacy resolutions look like?
The first step is learning about Every Child Ready to Read's (an initiative from the Public Library Association and Association for Library Service to Children) five important building blocks in early literacy: READ, WRITE, TALK, SING, and PLAY! Luckily, Miss Krishna has already made us a video to teach us the concepts.
Some examples of early literacy New Year's resolutions include:
- Read to my child five times a week.
- Sing a song to my child when we are in the car.
- Set up a drawing area in my child's room so they can develop pre-writing skills.
- Talk to my child everyday using rich language to build their vocabulary.
- Encourage a sense of play by playing along with my child's pretend games at least once a week.
- And of course - one that ties many together - screen time. Read on for more information in this update on the American Association of Pediatrics!