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How a simple desk can encourage pre-reading skills

It's a fact; children love to imitate the adults that surround them. This week, I suggest you set up a miniature desk, just for them. Several items and accessories can be added to your desk to encourage little ones to explore letters, numbers, and words. Here are a few examples:

  • • A telephone
    • A telephone book
    • An agenda
    • A calendar
    • Index cards
    • Various pencils, pens, and markers
    • Business cards
    • Flyers
    • Invoices
    • A computer keyboard
    • File folders
    • A binder filled with paper
    • Pamphlets
    • Stickers
    • Stamps and stamp pads

Let children manipulate the material as they see fit. Slowly but surely, they will see that words are everywhere.


If children aren't sure what to do at the desk at first, go ahead and set an example for them. Make lists, write letters, pretend to type, search for a telephone number, etc.


They will be developing pre-reading skills while having fun!


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