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These tips may help boost your child's reading skills and make reading fun.
Get a library
card for your child. Children love seeing their names on the cards and
choosing books they either want to read or have read to them. Many libraries
offer story hours and computers for public use. Librarians also can help
your child with everything from locating books to tackling research.
Read with your child
for at least 20 minutes every night from a broad selection of children's
books, including fairy tales, songs, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
readers, point at each word as you read it. This helps children learn that
we read from left to right. It also helps children understand that the word
they say is the word they use.
Let your beginning
reader read to you.
Talk with your child
about the pictures and what is happening in the story to help develop
child's favorite book over and over again. Children love hearing certain
stories many times, and the repetition helps them connect the sounds they
hear with the written words.
Invite your younger
children to join in when you read stories that have rhyming words and lines
Point out new words
and explain what they mean.
Source: Adapted from
Summer Reading Achievers brochure.