5 Best Ways to Boost Your Child's Reading Skills.
TIP #5: Model reading.
Set A Good Example.
Ok, we know this is a bit harder. But nothing will instill the importance of reading in your child more than seeing you read. Whether it's the morning paper, the news online, or even a romance novel, treat yourself to reading time of your own. If your child sees that reading is part of your life, they're more likely to model that behavior and choose to read as well.
Clue your child in on the fact that the reason you always know when it's time to take the umbrella is because you read the weather, either in the paper or online. Talk with your child about current events.
Show and read them newspaper articles of importance to you. Fill your home with magazines. Many libraries offer an exchange table where people give their finished magazines and where you can take them. If your library doesn't, perhaps you can ask them to start one.
What's important is for your child to understand that reading allows you to gain information about the world around you.
Talk books with your child.
Talk books. Bring up books during dinner. Tell your child about a book you're enjoying or an article you've read and ask them to share with you. This not only shows your child that you value the time they spend reading; it also keeps them excited and interested in whatever it is that they're reading!
Finally, if you raise your child in an environment where reading is a priority and respected, if you give your child ample opportunity and materials to read and be read to, you're sowing seeds that will reap a bountiful harvest.
Sow the seeds of reading today, and tomorrow you and your child will reap strong reading skills and a life-long love of reading.
To your child's success,
K5 Stars Team.
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