Tips for Reading Aloud with Your Child

 “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

 

Not only is it an intimate and special way to spend time with your child, but reading aloud to your children, from birth to adulthood, will help them develop a love for reading.

 

    1. Read stories that you also enjoy. If you dread reading something, your child will see that in your reading.
    2. If your child interrupts, or wants to stay on a certain page, asking questions, then stop and answer the questions. Go with the flow of your child’s interest in the book. Your goal doesn’t have to be completing the reading of the book but to be into the book through a read. While there is no time limit on reading a book, if a child gets too caught up on one item you might try to divert their attention and move on.
    3. Find places that are comfortable but not too comfortable. You don’t want to be falling asleep everytime you read together.

Reading is such a gift that you can give to your child by encouraging them to read.

Read daily to your child and it is NEVER too young to start reading!

 

 

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