Help your child learn and grow every day!
September 8th, 2011
by Katrina Brooke
Everyday moments are a great time to help your child learn and grow. Here are two
examples how a simple daily activity can help your child grow and learn. The related
developmental areas are listed after each example.
Reading or showing books to your child
Sitting on your lap, a child holds his head up, looks at the pictures, listens to your voice,
and begins to try to turn pages with his fingers.
Physical Well-Being, Health, and Motor Development
Being held helps a child feel close to you, knowing that you want to read with her.
Social and Emotional Development
A child enjoys choosing a book and deciding when to turn the pages.
Approaches Toward Learning
Reading shows a child how wonderful books are and all they can teach him.
Cognition and General Knowledge
Reading with a child helps her learn words and stories and begin to understand that the words
on the page mean something.
Language, Literacy, and Communication