Why Reading Every Day Matters

by | July 13, 2016

Summer is a great time to foster the love of reading!

Studies show what common sense tells us: the more kids read, the better they read and the more pleasure they get out of reading. And we see the direct impact on the accumulation of opportunities from daily reading as seen on the graphic to the right. Read on for more great reading advice from our in-house literacy development expert, Claudia McCrocklin.

So how do you encourage your child to read every day?

?  Model by reading yourself.
?  Discuss with your child what he is reading.
?  Help your child find books about those things she is interested in.
?  Continue to read aloud to older children even after they have learned to read themselves.
?  Read to your child at his interest level, which may be well above his grade.
?  Praise your child’s efforts.
?  Keep a journal for new vocabulary.
?  Write in a daily journal.
?  Make library or bookstore visits or trade books with ?a friend.
?  Give books as presents.
?  Join a book can you buy aciphex online club or start your own book club.
?  Volunteer to read to those who are unable.
?  Start a personal library at home.
?  Take your child different places to stimulate background knowledge and vocabulary.
?  Tell stories to each other.

Now you have a plan and you know what you are going to do to fit reading in every day! Here are suggestions for picking a right ­fit book:

?  Try to be as knowledgeable as possible about books by talking with a librarian or reading children’s literature yourself.
?  Series books are good because they bridge your child to the next book.
?  It is important to intervene for the level of difficulty. A child should not get stuck on more than five words on a page or it is too difficult.
?  Read the entire book and don’t hesitate to re­read books.
?  Monitor comprehension. Be active in this process with your child.
?  Encourage your child to make a “movie in his mind.”

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