Keep reading a fun and positive experience!
- Start by picking books at an easy reading level for your child so that reading together will be good practice and build confidence.
- Make sure to turn off the TV and radio when reading with your child.
- Always sit with your child when reading a book for the first time because the child will need help with difficult words.
- Have your child read books multiple times to help him or her with fluency and comprehension.
- Try to make any connections to other books and real-life experiences.
- Have your child write as well as read. A child needs to know that reading is just language written down.
- You should read more difficult books to your child and model good reading techniques.
- Try to find lots of different kinds of books for your child to experience—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, mysteries, humorous books, and so on.
- Keep a journal for your child to track his or her reading accomplishments.