• Reading Tips for Parents

    Reading Tips for Parents

    1. Read aloud together with your child every day.
    Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.

    2. Set a good example!
    Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots of reading material around the house. Turn off the TV and have each person read his or her book, including mom and dad.

    3. Let kids choose what they want to read, and don't turn your nose up at popular fiction. It will only discourage the reading habit.

    4. Buy books on tape, especially for a child with a learning disability.
    Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together.

    6. Take your children to the library regularly.

    7. Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, Highlights for Children, or National Geographic World. Ask them what they think about what they've read, and listen to what they say.

    9. Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices.

    (credit for these reading tips is given to Reading Rockets and the author(s))

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