YOU ARE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST AND MOST
READ WITH YOUR CHILD
General Tips for Reading Aloud with your child:
· Allow your child to see you reading.
· Read slowly and with expression.
· Take turns reading a page or a chapter with your child.
· Keep plenty of reading materials at home.
· Make a fun event out of visiting the library with your child.
· Involve your child in selecting books from the library.
· Make sure that both you and your child enjoy the book.
· If a story isn't working, it is O.K. to stop reading, and choose another book.
· It is never too early to start reading to your child. And don't stop reading, as the child gets older.
· As you read together, ask open-ended questions about the story that help your child to think about what you are reading, such as: “What would you do if you were in this situation?”
· It only takes fifteen minutes a day to create a reader.
· Remember that reading not only improves your child's performance in school, but also adds enrichment and beauty to his or her life.