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Charleston County First Steps

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  • Rhyming
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Repetition
  • Alliteration
  • Letter Knowledge
  • Creativity/Imagination

Father-Child Relationships

Kindergarten/School Readiness

Language Development

Love of Reading/Print Motivation

Motor Development

Number Sense and counting

Reading Aloud/Best Practices

Regular Reading Practice

Separation Anxiety

Social-Emotional Development/Bonding

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