Help Your Kids Become Stronger Readers

Paretns reading to KidsThere are many ways to help your kids become stronger readers, but one of the best ways is to read with them. Other great strategies for parents to try include reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing. They all help you set your child up for success in reading. Looking for more ideas?  The U.S. Department of Education has come up with this list of helpful tips.

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  • Invite a child to read with you every day.
  • When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read. This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word he or she says is the word he or she sees.
  • Read a child’s favorite book over and over again.
  • Read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite the child to join in on these parts. Point, word by word, as he or she reads along with you.
  • Discuss new words. For example, “This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?”
  • Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.