Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How To Get The Best Education Possible: Tip #86

Reading is extremely important for a child's education.  Children who struggle with reading usually hate to read.  That is why it is important to develop a love for reading at an early age.  That brings us to tip #86.

Tip #86: Help your child develop a love for reading.

K-3rd grade teachers work very hard to make sure every child is reading on grade level.  Research shows that children that are reading on grade level are more successful in school and college.  Below 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 so your child's vocabulary can increase.
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.


ninalazina June 9, 2011 at 3:27 AM  

This is excellent advice for parents. I have given similar advice. Also, introducing children to audio books can also be helpful. Great posts. I have connected with you via Google connect. Have a great day. Nina

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