Tips for Parents to help kids Tackle Reading

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  1. Model reading for your children.
  2. Take your children to the library to obtain their own library card.
  3. Visit the library or local book store on a regular basis.
  4. Read and point out environmental print (labels, signs, boxes, etc.) on outings.
  5. Read aloud to your children, no matter their age.
  6. Match books to your children’s hobbies and interests.
  7. Match books to your children’s reading levels. Ask your children’s teacher for this information.
  8. Ask your children questions before, during, and after reading.
  9. Start a neighborhood book club for kids and recommend great titles.
  10. Keep a reading journal to provide reading responses.


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