Today I will get lost in a book!

By KinderCare Learning Center | Sep 20, 2012
Photo by: KinderCare Learning Center Karilyn Brogle enjoys a book in our library!

As a leader in early childhood education, KinderCare knows that one of the best predictors of a successful reader is the amount of time a child spends reading.  At home, there is much you can do to help foster your child's reading skills and set the stage for a lifelong love of books and learning.

Be a Reading Model

Your own words and actions will speak volumes.  Children pay attention to everything.  When your child sees you reading newspapers, magazines, and books, he or she will understand the importance of reading and will want to read, too.

Reading to your child on a regular basis is by far the best way to encourage your budding reader.  Here are some tips to make the most of your reading time:

-Make reading a relaxed, fun activity.

-Eliminate distractions such as television, music, and phones.

-Establish a routine time and place for reading, when possible.

-Invite your child to select books to read.

-Before you begin a new book, engage your child's imagination.  Read the book's title and ask your child what the story might be about.

-Allow your child to hold the book, see the illustrations, and turn the pages.

-Pause periodically to ask questions about the text to help your child develop comprehension.

-Read with expression.  Alter your voice for characters and become animated during exciting parts.

-Read the same books over and over again.  Children love repetition, and they delight in being able to "read" along when a book becomes well known to them.

Happy Reading!!!

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