1) Children pay attention to books they find interesting. Letting children choose the book is a good way to know what interests them.2) Children enjoy re-reading books that interest them. Have your child choose a favorite book and explain what makes it interesting.3) Pay attention to the kinds of questions your child asks today to…

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The Always Reading Program emphasizes trying to incorporate reading into a family’s schedule for a minimum of 15 minutes per day, 3 days per week. 1) Research has shown that reading books aloud to children helps them succeed in school. Build a habit of reading aloud by finding a regular time to read one or…

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Asking questions starts a conversation with your child about the book.• Form questions about what you see on the page using the words WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW.• You might ask questions about what is happening in the pictures, about the setting of the book/where it takes place, about who the characters are,…

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Spending time reading aloud promotes healthy brain growth. Children that are read to more often have better listening skills and know more words. Reading aloud to your child has many benefits, which include the following:• Reading a favorite book aloud is a good way for children to hear words again and practice them.• Reading aloud…

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The most important part of reading is making meaning. Readers make meaning when they use words and pictures to think about and understand the book. What is a Picture Walk? • A picture walk is a way of going through the pages of a book by just using the pictures to determine what is happening…

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Using the EPIC Library on Your Tablet Epic is a family-friendly, digital reading platform that includes over 40,000 books for children. The Always Dream Foundation has partnered with EPIC to deliver you and your family the reading resources you need to get started in our program. 1) Begin by tapping the EPIC icon on your…

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The Basics: Your Tablet’s Buttons and Jacks 1) Position your tablet with the camera at the top. You will not need to use the camera. We will only use it to understand the location of the buttons on the tablet.2) On the right side of the tablet there are two buttons. The lower button is…

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Language and Brain Development Interactions with adults and the world are the building blocks for language, reading and writing development and reading success in school. Hearing and using language contributes to brain development. • From the very first moments children are learning language in their homes and in theirinteractions with the adults around them.• Children…

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