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1 Ways to encourage your child to read

2  “Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read” is a parent workshop which offers ways to help parents to connect the home life with making reading an important life skill. Purpose

3  d= d= Reading

4  Ask about your child’s new library books  Create a reading corner  Visit the public library  Read with your child  Give books as gifts  Enroll your child with a book of the month club Encouraging Your Child to Read

5  Provide a reading atmosphere, free of distractions  Build reading time into your schedule  Maintain a reading ritual  Keep books everywhere  Cuddle while you read In the Home

6  Read a recipe out loud while you cook together.  Read and interpret the directions of a game or manual etc.  Read shopping lists and package ingredients together. Connect reading with life skills

7  Tell stories about your childhood.  Help your child make their own book.  Play word games together.  Cook with your child.  Listen to books on tape or CD. Skill Building

8  Fairy tales  Rhyming and poetry books  Counting and ABC books  Unusual books which include books with flaps to lifts, tabs to pull etc.  Books that are about your child’s personal interest  Science books  Reference books  Wordless books  Television and movie tie ins What to read

9  Recognize your child’s interests and suggest books, and magazines relating to the topic.  Watching a good movie is a starting point for pleasure reading.  Traveling and planning a family vacation can spark interest in reading.  Being a good role model and reading yourself.  Setting up an activity which includes searching for information. Motivating your child to read

10  Bring the story to life  Discuss the pictures, inviting interaction with the story.  Introduce the book before you begin.  Slow down while you are reading the story.  Ask for predictions in a story.  Discuss the characters, plot and setting of the story. Read Aloud Skills

11  Book Adventures created by the Sylan learning Foundation is an online reading motivation program for children grades K-8. Children create their own book lists, take multiple choice quizzes and earn points and prizes. Web Site

12  Raising Eager Readers is a web site that views advice and book recommendations from the Eager Readers website. Web Site

13  Reading Rockets web site can help parents find the right books, fun activities to use with reading. nts nts Web Site

14  Monthly changing web sites can encourage reading and activities.  Activities a parent can work with a child to develop verbal and reading skills.  Highlights Magazine

15  Visit web sites that celebrate the author being read.  Support reading programs in school  Bucks County Reading Olympics  After school Village Library Program  Make a board game from a book  Plan a trip and visit an author’s home, etc.  Be familiar with what your child is reading at school.  Promote journaling or scrape booking Deepening Reading Experiences

16  Do not make the excuse I am not a good reader. Only 50% of the parents reported to actual read to their children.  Another excuse, my child is not interested in reading. It is to our advantage to teach children to discover the joy, freedom and the power of reading.  It is important to connect reading with pleasure, which will help to sow the seeds of an enthusiastic reader. Food for thought

17  Greater emphasis on read aloud stories. Most children listening skills are stronger than their reading skills.  Dyslexic children can learn phonics. They need a structured, multi-sensory reading program.  Teach children to look and listen for the 5 W’s when reading.  Who are the main characters?  Where does the story take place?  When does the story take place?  What is the conflict in the story?  Why do the characters do what they do in the story? Children with Special Needs

18  Keep reading with your child.  Keep setting a good example.  Provide a warm and inviting reading atmosphere.  Never withhold books or use them as a threat.  Encourage reading in bed.  Keep good reading material available in the home.  Encourage the giving of books as gifts. Middle School Students

19  The Wrightstown Library Web page includes monthly library letters and books for parents and teachers. Library Web Page


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