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Fragrant and Succulent

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Read a rhyming book or enjoy a nursery rhyme with your child like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” The repetition and rhythm or cadence of rhymes, teach children how language works and help build memory capabilities. Also, they’ve been around for a long time and they’re a great way to preserve…
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Around

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Before you begin to read, share with your child the name of the book’s author and illustrator. Explain that the author works on the words and the illustrator on the drawings and together they create the story. Practice writing and illustrating a story together! Your child can dictate the story…
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Emotion and Melody

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Music is an important tool in early childhood development and there are numerous activities that parents can do at home. Set aside some time each day that you and your child can experiment with music. For example, sing a song/rhyme together, listen to music your child enjoys, have a dance…
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Caring and Flower

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When children develop positive, nurturing relationships with the adults in their life, they are more likely to develop positive relationships with their peers. Model the behavior that you want to see in your child such as using polite language. Examples: saying please, thank you, no thank you, can I use…
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Soggy and Absorb

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Nature is an important part of mental, emotional, and physical development. It promotes calmness, releases the imagination, and invites children to explore the world around them. Water is an important natural resource that we use every day. Talk to your child about where the water you use in your home…
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Spiderweb

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Nature is an important part of mental, emotional, and physical development. It promotes calmness, releases the imagination, and invites children to explore the world around them. Of course, this week is all about spiders. Go outdoors with your child and see how many you can find. Talk with your child…
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Windy and Inflate

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Sing the Alphabet song (“Abc song”) with your child and play with plastic letters. Children learn the names of each letter while singing, letter shapes by drawing and playing with letters, and the sounds each make when they recite rhymes. The combination of all these strategies will help your child…
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Musician and Guitar

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Take advantage of books with beautiful illustrations and ask questions that let your child reply with longer sentences. Instead of asking “What’s this?” “What color is it?” “Is this a dog or a cat?”, ask things like: “Tell me what’s happening in this picture” or “What are some of the…
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Fruit and Delicious

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As you read the story, use your index finger to underline the text. Every now and then, stop at a specific word and repeat it. Share with your child that the markings on the page are words that form text. Words and letters have sounds and all of these form…
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Beans and Senses

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Teach your child the different parts of a book: front and back cover, spine, and pages. Remind children that books are to be enjoyed and are available to them at all times. It’s normal for baby board books to be chewed and really enjoyed as well! We must care for…
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