Helping Your Child Become a Better Reader
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Reading Tips for Parents
- Make sure you child has free access to a variety of reading materials at their level. Including: magazines, books, newspapers and comics. All of these can be used to interest your child in reading.
- Take your child to the library regularly. Help them check out books on their reading level that they can read independently.
- Obtain books on tape and listen to them when you are in your car taking a trip or driving any where. Discuss the story with your child.
- Make sure you read the same story or article as you child so you can talk about it. Why you liked it, why you didn't like it and discuss anything about it that is relevant to their life.
- Cook with them using a recipe. To be able to follow a recipe you need to be able to read it.
- Talk to your child about books you read when you were a child. What ones you liked and why and share the book with them.
- Let them see you reading and enjoying it.
- The nest time you have directions you need to follow have your child help you by reading them to you.
- Read a news article and discuss it with your child. Show them how to get more information about the subject.
- Be enthusiastic about reading. It is a necessary part of life as well as a pleasurable part., let them know this. A child with a good grasp of reading has a skill that will be useful to them in every facet of their life.
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How a Parent Can Encourage a Growing Reader
- Read with your child at least once a day.
- Make sure they have plenty available for them to read.
- Notice what you child is interested in and try to make that type of book or article available to them.
- Respect your child's choice of reading material, as long as it's not x-rated or harmful to them. If they like to read comic books, well, it's still reading.
- Praise your child's effort to read.
- Help your child build a library just for them filled with areas they are interested in.
- Check up on your child's progress. Talk to their teacher, listen to them read aloud, read what they write.
- Help you child build vocabulary and background knowledge by exposing them to new experiences.
- Tell stories, about family and when you were young. It helps build values and listening and thinking skills.
- Share with your child something interesting that you have read in an article or seen on tv.
- Keep reading aloud to your child even after they can read for themselves.
- Encourage your child to write along with reading. Ask for their help writing a grocery list or writing down telephone messages.
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