Research shows that when families support their children’s reading, kids are more likely to succeed in school.
At Kiddie Academy, reading together is an essential part of preparing children for school and for life. Each classroom offers activities that promote early literacy skills, including letter recognition, phonics, and comprehension. Your child will be immersed in a print-rich environment, surrounded by award-winning children's literature.
What can you do to help the development of your child’s literacy skills? Here are some ideas:
• Read aloud to your child every night. As they memorize the books, let them “read” too! • Go to the library and set the kids loose to select their own books. • Create an alphabet book: Use an inexpensive notebook and write a letter at the top of the page. Look through magazines together for things that make the letter sound. Cut and paste. Continue until the alphabet is complete. • Play a rhyming game: Ask her to say a word. Then call back a rhyming word. Kids love this! • Listen to children’s audio books while running errands. • Seek out a wordless picture book (board books are great for this!) and ask him to narrate a story. • Have a letter scavenger hunt: Show your child a letter and encourage him to find as many of them as he can around the room.
Come in and tour a classroom to see the reading centers and the focus that the academy’s reading curriculum brings to literacy each day at Kiddie Academy.
An educationally-based childcare center, Kiddie Academy serves families of children ages six weeks to pre-K in new, state-of-the-art facilities, including cutting-edge technology. Child-specific learning-through-play methodology is utilized to provide developmental opportunities for children that focus on their interests and capabilities and include character education and a focus on health and fitness. The Life Essentials® Pillars of education prepares children fully for school and for life.
"In the Sproutlight" is a sponsored opportunity. For more information on sponsorship, e-mail [email protected] or call 636-828-4246.