HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR READING
The following suggestions have been beneficial to many
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
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.
--Mrs. Holt and Mrs. Tack,
Academic Resource Teacher and Reading Coach