There are many ways that you can help your child become a better reader at home!
1. Choose books that are at an appropriate reading level for your child. Choosing books that match your child’s likes and interests is a great idea too!
2. Make reading a part of your family time!! Read bedtime stories, play a board game, or read a recipe and cook together!
3. Keep plenty of reading materials in your home. Children enjoy having a variety of reading materials!
While reading with your child, be sure to check for understanding. Here are some examples of what you can do and say!
Start the book by making predictions. What do you think will happen in this story?
Ask questions and make comments during the reading process.
After reading a book, have your child tell you the events from the story in the correct order.
Encourage your child to make connections. Does this story remind you of another book you read? An event in your life? A movie?
4. Read aloud to your child. When you read aloud to your child it is an opportunity for you to model fluent reading. One fun read aloud strategy is ‘I read a page, you read a page’. Taking turns reading a book is a good way for your child to get practice and also hear you read!
**Use our local library! The Reddick Library is full of children’s books that will interest your young reader!