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Story Time: Helpful Skills for Pre-Literacy

Sharing books is a great way to help your child learn to read and write. But there is something just as important that you can do every day that will help children grow on their pathway to becoming future readers–sharing stories through everyday conversations.


Mommy, Is This OK?


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