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Children 0-4Children 0-4

  • readaloud

    Read aloud and point to pictures.

  • sing

    Sing and clap with your baby.

  • scribble

    Write and scribble with your baby.

  • play

    Play and dance with your baby.

  • milestones

    Milestones for early learners:

    • 6-12 months: likes and wants to hear your voice
    • 12-24 months: names pictures, follows simple stories
    • 2 to 3 years: likes the same book again and again
    • 3 to 4 years: recites whole phrases from books
    • 4 to 5 years: can listen longer
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School-AgedSchool-Aged

  • readaloud

    Read aloud!

  • converse...

    Talk about what you're reading.

  • readmaps

    Read anything and everything, from books to maps to snack boxes.

  • siblings

    Siblings can help: have them read to each other.

  • milestonesHow can I tell where my child is now?
    • Test results. 3 times a year, your child is given the DIBELS, TRC, and iReady tests by their school, and you will be given the results. You will also be give the PARCC test results.
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AdultsAdults

  • call

    Call the Adult Literacy Hotline

  • tellstories

    Tell stories

  • picturebook

    Make up stories using pictures in a book

  • library

    Visit library with your child for activities including Mother Goose on Loose and Pajama Story time.

  • olderChildren

    Have older Children read to you.

  • listenbook

    Listen to a book on tape.

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Whole FamilyWhole Family

  • readaloud

    Read Aloud

  • converse...

    Talk about what you're reading.

  • siblings

    Siblings can read to each other

  • tellstories

    Tell stories

  • readmaps

    Reading is everywhere - read anything from maps to snack boxes.

  • library

    Visit your local Pratt Library with your child for activities including Mother Goose on the Loose and Pajama Story-time.

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