Reading Connections: Tips for Reading Success
1. Read with your child regularly.
Time for a story: Try to aim for 10-15 minutes of bedtime reading for a peacful end to the day.
2. Allow choice.
Your child may want to hear the same story over and over or hear a new story.
3. Let your child participate.
Ask your child to turn the pagers while you read. Let them finish sentences that rhyme or read along with you on well loved stories.
4. Have a good time.
Use different voices for different characters or substitue a family member's names for a character or two.
5. Help build vocabulary.
A large vocabulary can turn your child into a better reader. Introduce new unknown words to your child and explain or show them the meaning of the word. Try to use different words to describe the same thing. For example: That black dog is big. Yes, that dog is huge. Wow, look at that black dog, he is like a giant.