Saturday, January 30, 2010

How Can I Instill A Love For Reading In My Child?

Reading is extremely important for a child's education. There are somethings you can do to help develop a lifelong appreciation for the written word.

1. Take trips to the local library weekly. Many times there are special guest and programs designed for children.

2. Make sure your child is reading age appropriate books that they can read and understand independently.

3. Read books together and have a discussion. These books should be above reading level.

4. Consider giving your child a monthly book allowance to purchase books. This will let your child know how much you value reading.

5. Whenever there is a holiday or birthday always include a book in the gifts.

6. Keep reading materials available for reading in the reach of your child.

7. Keep a bag of books in the car for your child to read while riding or going to appointments so the child can read while waiting.

8. Help your child create a reading space at home that is comfortable and free of other activities.

9. Encourage your child to swap books with friends or start a reading club.

10. Be sure your child sees you reading. Remember you are the example.

11. Make sure you don't force the child to read more time than they are interested. Let your child read for a few minutes and try to increase the time. You want your child to have a true love.

12. Give positive feedback whenever you see you child reading.


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