Ready to Read: Playing
- Give your children plenty of play time. Encourage them to use their imaginations by giving them props or “costumes” you find around the house.
- Encourage dramatic play. When children make up stories using puppets or stuffed animals it helps them understand that books have a beginning, middle, and end.
- Have your children act out a story based on the pictures in a book.
- Ask your children to pretend to read you a book you’ve read together many times.