Friday, June 28, 2019

Summer Reading

The Power of Reading

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. It stimulates your mind, expands your imagination, becomes an outlet for creative thinking and so much more. The early years of a child's life are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child becomes a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.

Read Together Daily

Setting a normal schedule where you include reading together is a great way to show they the importance of routines and how reading is enjoyable to do.

Give Everything a Name

When your child points out objects name them, "That is a tree" "That's a motorcycle" It's a great way to not only engage with your child but to grow their vocabulary. 

Express Your Love of Reading

When it is time for your daily reading ritual express how much you love and joy the activity. This will create the similar reaction in them.

Read With Fun in Your Voice

Never read in monotone, allow yourself to step into their shoes. Be silly, be creative, and have fun! Your child will see that and be excited in return. 

Be Interactive

Act out your stories, don't be afraid to be the captain on the pirate ship looking for treasure or the  archaeologist digging up dinosaur bones. Reading is meant to be FUN!

Read it Over and Over Again

Repetition, books were made to be read more than once. If your child enjoys a particular book you need to them a 101 times, because it brings them joy.

Take Books Everywhere

Show your child that books aren't just for at school or at home before bed. They can read in the car, on an airplane or even at the store!

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