For Parents


Tips for Reading at Home

Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Children who can't read can't learn. Parents are the first and most important link to building strong reading skills and encouraging a love for books in their child. Here are some tips to help your child develop an interest in reading:

*Read to your child every day! Reading before bed is a great night time routine, even for older children who can read by themselves.

*Let your children see you reading. Don't save reading your books, magazines, and newspapers until after they've gone to sleep.

*Let your child choose the books to read. Then, give them a chance to take an active part in their learning. Fiction titles are fine but non-fiction, biographies, science and history are also great topics.

*Don’t' get frustrated reading the same book over and over again. Children learn from repetition and enjoy hearing a story more than once.

*Take your child to the public library for story time and to borrow materials. Also, make sure to get them their OWN library card.

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