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How you can help your child with reading

The benefits of reading start with the first book a baby hears and continue into childhood and throughout the child's life. As a parent, you have the power to boost your children's learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives. Books have the power to benefit toddlers and preschoolers in a myriad of ways. As a parent, reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare him with a foundation for academic excellence.

How you can help your child with READING

  1. Let your child see you reading.  Keep a lot of books around at home.
  2. Find relevant reading and word games online.
  3. Teach children to use a dictionary and to look up new words they read or hear.
  4. Read together with your child(ren)
  5. Read to your children. 
  6. Listen to your child read.
  7. Have your child tell you a story. Have them recount an experience or make up a story.
  8. Read the book and discuss it before watching it as a movie.
  9. Set up attractive reading nooks at home.
  10. Enroll in a library and look for books to read together.
  11. Encourage your child to write - letters, notes, stories, journals or anything. Remember literacy involves reading and writing.
  12. Follow up books with an interesting activity related to the book - it can be drawing or with any art and craft activity or an engaging game.
  13. Ask questions about the book your child is reading. Make the questions make him/her think like what was the storyline, which character they liked most and why, What would they have done, if they were a particular character, etc.
  14. Make reading a part of your daily life, and kids will learn to love it.

The point is to make reading a regular enjoyable part of your family routine.

Happy Reading!

Last modified on Monday, 16 April 2018 19:13

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