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Raising Your Child to Love Reading

A. Reading Out Loud

B. Creating a Routine

C. Create a warm and calm environment

 

Social Stories

Downloadable Short Stories

for Developing Minds ​​

 

Quick Tips

for Parents!

- Rhymes, songs and predicable text

- Repeated words and word families

- Read a book many times pausing on

a key word so the child can say it.

- Have fun, laugh and cuddle!

- Most important is to have fun!

- Look at the cover and make predictions.

- During: point out what is interesting to

you and ask what they think is interesting.

- Ask What is the problem in this story?

- Discuss: what are their thoughts about

how characters overcame their problems.

- Talk about stories other times of the day

and make connections to real situations.

- Bring the author to life with online

searches and see if they have a website.

- Model good reading habits. Have books

& other good reads around the house.

- Keep favorite books from earlier years in

a special spot and they will treasure them!

- Read-aloud while child is doing a quiet

preferred activity or holding a toy.

- If child insists on a certain book, take

turns: first my choice, then yours.

- Read the same book 3-5 days in a row to

build familiarity, acceptance and desire.

- Audio books from the library or a website

- Ask relatives or friends to record books

- Be sure to sit with your children while

they listen and interact!

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