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Reading With Your Child
Above all, children love to be read to. It is a special time for them to be close to the grown-ups who care for them, and a
wonderful way to feel loved
Read often to your child and have fun.
Snuggle when you read.
Don’t skip your regular reading time.
Read and reread stories requested by children.
Make predictions (child tells what he/she thinks will happen next).
Enjoy the illustrations.
Talk about the authors and illustrators of the books you read.
Be patient while your child is reading aloud.
Listen to books on tape.
Have your child read into a tape recorder once a month and share the progress with him/her.
Read aloud together with your child.
Leave out a word or phrase on each page. (Ex. Little Red Riding Hood said, "Oh, what big sharp ________you have, Grandma!")
Have your child think of a new ending to the story.
When reading a non-fiction book, ask your child what they know about the topic and what they want to learn.
Discuss similarities and differences between stories. (Great with Fairy Tales)
Alternate reading. You read a page, your child reads a page ,etc.
From time to time, invite other adults or older children to listen in or join in reading aloud.
When you read, involve your child by having him/her point out objects in the pictures and follow the words with his/her finger.
Read poems to/with your child.
Read children’s magazines.
Echo Read: Choose something fun to read, such as a poem, song, or joke. You read a sentence with expression and ask your child to repeat the phrase after you.
Check out the public library.
Create a special place for your child’s books in your home.
Keep a few "old favorite" books in the car to enjoy.
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