50 Ways to Increase your Child's Learning

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Be A Good Listener.
Let your child read to you each day. Listen for more than incorrect words. Talk about related concepts, what else the characters might have done in that situation and what your child thinks might happen next. Prompt your child to recall stories he's read with similar themes and to compare them.

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Begin Reading Early.
Beginning with books without words or concept books, move to picture books and chapter books as you read to your child nightly over the years. Reading to your child is one of the most important learning experiences you can provide.
Begin Reading Early   
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Explain World Events.
Include the children in adult conversation by explaining world events and listening to their opinions. Be sure to explain things at a child's level of understanding. If your children learn you are interested in their comments, they will pay more attention to the news, too.

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Build A Love of Books.
Include a book when you are making out holiday and birthday lists. Surprise your child with a personal copy of a best-loved book to start her collection. Don't leave out comic books, magazines and newspapers. If your child finds things she likes to read, she'll read more often.

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