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7. Embed literacy learning activities into routines

What to do

  • Identify routines that are familiar to the child (eating, diapering, getting on the bus)
  • Identify "script" that you will use during interactions with the child as you go through the routine
  • Identify and collect materials or tangible symbols you will present when engaged in the routines
  • Always present symbol when initiating routine
  • Let child help gather materials that are needed to perform the routine
  • Conduct the routine/activity
  • Let the child know when you are finished
  • Let the child help put things away
  • Tell the child "finished" again

Things to consider

  • Are you presenting the materials in a consistent manner each time you give them to the child?
  • What other routines can you identify? (going to the store, bedtime, Dr. appointment)
  • Do you see the child anticipate what is going to happen next?
  • Is the child processing information after the routine is completed? How do you know?

Always Ask Yourself
Printable reminders for Literacy Activity

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