Preschoolers naturally group, sort and classify things. You may notice your child grouping their construction vehicles or all their dolls with ink clothes apart from their other toys.
You can promote literacy using this same idea by providing them with themed books, and activities. This will boost learning as well as interest in books for those who are less inclined to bring their parent a book and ask to read.
1. Find 2-3 themes that they are interested in. Look to their favorite toys, tv shows or books at home for help. What have they been asking about lately, jump on their curiosity and run with it!
2.Choose one theme and go to your local library and find 2-3 fiction books with that theme and 1 -2 non fiction. Providing both fiction and non fiction is an important part of learning. They will learn that writing has many purposes both to inform and entertain.
3. Come home and read - if you have a very reluctant reader you may need to introduce the theme with an art project, tv show ( yes they can be useful ;) _ , or new toy, perhaps something small like stickers. Then explain you have books to learn more about this topic!
Don't forget to encourage your child to ask questions, I know the constant why? why? can get frustrating at times but it's not just to drive us nuts, they are honestly curious and we want to encourage not squash that. That curiosity will develop their love of learning throughout their lives.