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Tips for Parents: How to Raise a Lifelong Reader
The early years are critical when developing a love of reading in your child; in fact, experts say that it is never too early to begin reading to your little one.
Check out these 3 simple steps to raising a happy, confident reader:
Make it a routine – read early, and read often!
Reading together every day sets a great example, and ensures that your child associates reading with a loving, positive experience. It’s never too early to bond over a book.
Put on a show.
Make reading interactive! Ask questions about the story and point out illustrations. When reading aloud, use silly voices and express yourself – you’ll both have fun. Don’t be afraid to ham it up.
Find words everywhere.
Point out word and letters on signs, and challenge your child to sound them out. Make up games – can they find a new word every time you go out? Can they spell the names of their favorite toys? Give lots of encouragement, and make it a treat... not a chore!
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