Great Parents - Macomb Newsletter (English, Spanish)


How can I help my child to understand how to read?

  • Read to your child every day.

  • Let your child read to you by naming objects in the books.

  • Sing and rhyme with your child- this helps the child develop an ear for language.

  • Talk with your child about his or her surroundings and point out the items that a child encounters in his/her environment.

  • Label household items so that your child begins to understand that there is a print word associated with the items that they encounter every day - the oven, the clock, the door, the television.

  • Keep books in every room of your house - the bathroom, the bedroom, by the television, in the car.

  • Point out letters and pictures in books and on signs when you are out with your child - this helps them recognize that words and letters are everywhere.

  • Have magnetic letters available for your child to play with- they can become familiar with letters.

  • Ask questions about the story, such as “Where did the boy go?” or “What color are the girl’s shoes?”

  • Take your child to storytime at the local bookstore or library.

  • Have your child find the first letter of their name as many times as they can on a particular page in a book or magazine.

Local places to buy learning materials:

Lakeshore Learning
12210 Hall Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48313
(586) 803-1436

Holcomb’s KnowPlace
33870 Gratiot Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48035

(586) 790-9791

44791 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

(586) 739-5900

The Teacher's Store
2383 E. 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
(586) 979-8050

Great Parents/Great Start (Michigan Program)

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