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Parents are a child's first teachers

Parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. There is so much to learn about and it is quite interesting. So here are some snippets that are relevant and easy to remember:

• Children who are read to do better in school and have better vocabularies

• The “book” language that children hear helps them understand more complicated language

• Encourage your child to keep a diary. Children who keep a diary are better writers

• Reading cereal boxes is good training for reading and the colorful format is quite appealing to children

• Very young babies can distinguish their Mom’s voice over others at a really early age

• Research shows that if a child watches more than eleven hours of television a week, it equates to a drop in a child’s academic achievement

• The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend television or computer use for children under that age of two and limited TV viewing, computer use and video games for children under the age of six

• Many of us are visual learners. Over 90 percent of all information that comes to our brains is visual

• Reading aloud to children is very important for many reasons—one of them is it helps a child’s self-esteem and reading ability

• If you do have any concerns about your child’s development, check with your local Intermediate School District (ISD). They have experts who can screen your child and offer advice.

Enjoy your child. They go through many stages and each stage is unique. Even everyday experiences contribute to a child’s development. Time spent with your child is always time well spent.

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