Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Learning about Books Reading to your child can help him/her understand the following key concepts about printed material. We read from left to right and top to bottom. Running your finger under the words as you read will help demonstrate this. We create words by putting letters together in a specific order—and sentences are created by putting words together. When reading to your child, talk about the pictures and the story. Ask questions such as: “What do you think will happen next?” “What was your favorite part?” “How do you think that character felt?” “What would you have done?” READING Readiness Reading to your child expands vocabulary, stimulates the imagination, and teaches your child to listen. It also nurtures a special bond between you and your child. Children love to read nursery rhymes and favorite books over and over. Reading a book repeatedly is not only fun for children, it helps them better understand the story, recognize words in print, and learn vocabulary. 8