What we have discovered through the COVID-19 situation — social distancing, stay-at-home spring break, and the announcement of schools closing — is that there are many learning opportunities right at our fingertips.
Bradford Wiles, a K-State Research and Extension specialist in early childhood development, says children’s education happens right at home every time they read a book with their parents. “Reading with a child involves thoughtful and active listening to assess and assist the child’s knowledge,” Wiles said.
Wiles has written a publication that outlines six ways in which parents can build their child’s cognitive and social-emotional skills while reading with them:
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