My Green Alphabet Book provides a step-by-step introduction to reading, writing, and vocabulary skills that form the base for future learning. Some ideas for parents and teachers who wish to supplement the learning in this book are given below. P Point out print in the child s immediate environment such as in newspapers, books, T-shirts, and packaging. P Introduce letters from familiar words rst, especially his her name. P Label things in the room for instance, cup to reinforce the relationship between the letter and the sound. P Use educational aids such as alphabet blocks, magnetic letters, picture cards, ash cards, and alphabet books. P Use nursery rhymes, alliterations, and pattern books, which repeat a word or phrase, to encourage and reinforce phonological awareness and basic concepts. P Use wordless picture books, which encourage the child to develop a story and expand his her vocabulary. P Read aloud to the child and encourage him her to make comments and ask questions. P Answer questions and introduce new words gradually to expand the child s vocabulary.
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