• HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR READING


    The following suggestions have been beneficial to many
    parents:


    1.)   Provide a good role model — read yourself
    and read often to your child.
    2.)   Provide varied reading material — some for
    reading enjoyment and some with information
    about hobbies and interests.
    3.)   Encourage activities that require reading — for
    example, cooking (reading a recipe),
    constructing a kite (reading directions), or
    identifying an interesting bird's nest or a shell
    collected at the beach (using a reference
    book).
    4.)   Establish a reading time, even if it is only ten
    minutes a day.
    5.)   Write notes to your school-age child;
    encourage written responses.
    6.)   Ask your child to bring a library book home to
    read to a younger sibling.
    7.)   Establish one evening a week for reading
    (instead of television viewing).
    8.)   Encourage your child in all reading efforts.

    http://www.readingrockets.org/article/how-can-i-improvemy-
    childs-reading


    --Mrs. Holt and Mrs. Tack,
    Academic Resource Teacher and Reading Coach