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9 Ways to Encourage Early Literacy put out an article recently called 9 Ways to Encourage Early Literacy.  There were a couple of ideas that really caught my eye.  Number 3: "Strive for Five"  was very interesting.  It encourages parents to not jump from subject to subject with their child.  Instead, parents should ask for clarification, comment and ask for more information.  There should be five back and forth exchanges between you and your child before changing the subject.  I also enjoyed the example of making the grocery store fun for kids.  Have them help make the list and find the items in the store.  It may take longer, but it won't be as stressful and your child will learn lots from the experience.  I hope you enjoy the article.

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