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May 24, 2014

EXTENSION NEWS: Talk, read, play with your child everyday

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WEATHERFORD —

Preschoolers: Have fun while you are reading books and looking at pictures. Retell stories in your own words. Listen to your children retelling stories. Point out words inside and outside of the home. Point out written words on doors, signs and boxes.

Play every day

Infants: Give your baby time to move and play with you. Look and smile at your baby. Let your baby watch your face. Play with your baby using rattles, toys and games like peek-a-boo. Talk to your baby during these activities.

Toddlers: Children learn when they play. Give your child time to explore new objects, places and people. Play outside often. Play make believe with your child using puppets, dress up clothes, pots and pans.

Preschoolers: Play with toys and create things using blocks, crayons, sandboxes and playgrounds. Follow what your child is interested in when playing together. Describe what your child is doing. Pretend to cook, clean, dress up and go to work.

Source: The Family Conservancy

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