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How to help your child learn:

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Look at your child

Listen as your child talks

Tell your child a story

Read to your child each day

Talk about the story

Praise your child

Share one new word, song, craft or activity every day

Use your Aboriginal language

Open Doors to Family Literacy Project, YWCA of Prince Albert

Tips on reading aloud

hapyface image Make reading fun
   
hapyface image Take 15 minutes every day to read
to your child
   
hapyface image Talk about who wrote and
illustrated the story
   
hapyface image Read slowly with lots of expression
   
hapyface image Help your child relate to the story
by asking questions like: “How would you feel if...?” or “What would you do if...?”

How can you get books?

hapyface image Borrow them from the library
 
hapyface image Borrow them from a friend
 
hapyface image Buy them from a store
 
hapyface image Order them from book catalogues
 
hapyface image Buy them from garage sales or
flea markets
   
hapyface image Suggest books as gifts from family
and friends
   
hapyface image Make your own

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