Be an example
Children learn by example. Let your child
see you reading whether it be a book,
newspaper, cookbook, etc. Share your
passion for reading. If you’re passionate
enough about something, that passion
will spread to your children!
It’s not enough just to teach our children TO read – we must teach them to
LOVE to read. There are so many reasons why reading regularly with your
child is important but it can be hard to know what to do and where to start.
TOP 8 TIPS
Set aside a time and place
Pick a spot at home that’s comfortable,
quiet and with good lighting. Encourage
your child to read in that area by
themselves, with friends or with you.
Set aside 20 minutes every day to read
aloud to your child. Make it fun and
exciting! Read with character voices to
make it engaging. The more engaged
they are, the more value children will
place on books and reading.
FOR GETTING YOUR CHILD TO READING
Visit the library often
Give your child the opportunity to
explore different books and help them
pick out books that fit their reading level
and match their interests.
Listen to stories
Find stories that you can listen to online
or check out some audio books from
your library. Listen to the books together,
in the car, or have it in the background
Play reading games
Help you child find appropriate reading
and word games online. Download and
print fun crossword puzzles, word
searches, riddles and do them together.
Have LOTS of books at home
Keep plenty of reading material in your
home, including books, magazines, comic
books, and newspapers. Keep books by
the bed, in the bathroom, and in the
4 Read everything
Search out fun and easy words around
the house or wherever you go. Point out
words at the grocery store, driving in the
car, or at home, have fun reading cereal
boxes, street signs, pizza boxes, etc.