- Sing nursery rhymes with your child and teach new songs often. Singing helps children break down the sounds of words and increases vocabulary in a fun way.
- Throw a dance party! Moving to music and rhythm is an excellent way for your young child to build motor skills.
- Sing words and sentences slowly to your child. This breaks sentences apart and helps your child decode the small sounds in words and syllables.
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