During the months of September and October we have been learning how much fun reading and writing are. The children have learned that writing and reading every single day helps them to become better readers and writers. I have been pointing out to the children how even I read and write every single day. Please make a point of showing your child how you read and write each day. Even pointing out the smallest examples of this will help your child make connections between what he or she is being encouraged to do at school to how they will apply this learning in the real world. Just talking aloud and stating “I am reading a text message from Daddy” or ” Look, I’m writing cookies on the grocery list” or ” The dentist called, so I’m writing my appointment on the calendar” may give your child the encouragement and motivation he or she needs to succeed!