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10 Ways to Raise a Reader

 

10 WAYS

 

TO RAISE A

 

READER

 

 

1          Read to your child every day.  It’s never too early to start - even newborns respond to hearing you read. 

 

2       Continue reading together even after your child learns to read. Older children still enjoy listening to others read. 

       

3     Makes stories come alive for your child when you read.  Be animated and use different voices.            

 

4.      Be patient-let your child read aloud at their own pace. Offer help only when needed.  

 

5      Discuss what you read together.  Ask questions and listento your child's answers.  

          

6     Make reading time special.  Cuddle up in a quiet, comfortable spot.  Your child will associate reading with feeling secure.

                                        

7       Encourage your child to read at least 15 minutes a day, either to you or independently.

   

8     Take along your child’s favorite books wherever you go.   

 

9      Take your child to the library often and check out a variety of age appropriate reading material.        

 

10     Be a role model-read on your own.  By seeing how much you enjoy reading, your child will learnthat it's a great source of information and fun.