Part of building literacy to building up your child’s background knowledge. Every time you expose your child to a new experience, you are building up your child’s background knowledge to new words and information.
Did you know that children can often read on a higher level when a book has a familiar topic? For example, if a child goes to airplane museums and learns technical names for airplane parts, he/she might read a airplane book on a 5th grade level, compared to other books on a 3rd grade level.
Exposing your children to new experiences only brings joy, excitement, and more opportunity for learning.
This time of year, the fall, is an excellent time for all kinds of exposure: Pumpkin Patches. Many pumpkin patches have face-painting, hay rides, and petting zoos, aside from the vast variety of pumpkins. Use this time as a family to grow and learn together.
Then, get fall themed books on pumpkins, apples, hay rides, weather, leaves, scarecrows, and so many more. Here are a few websites with some book ideas. http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fall/kids-books/
I absolutely love Fall! Enjoy pumpkin patches with your family and then cozy up at home with some nice fall books!
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