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These six steps will start your children on the road to a lifetime of learning and reading.

  1. Read to children as often as possible. If you expose them to reading early and often, it will become a pleasurable experience they will want to repeat when they read on their own.
  2. Picture books can help struggling readers to comprehend a story before they can read all the words. Let them enjoy the process, without getting bogged down with the exact words. Let children ‘pretend to read’ using the pictures for guidance.SCBWI_Postcard_sm_sq_WP
  3. Encourage young children to write and illustrate their own stories. Children have great ideas, make sure they are able to express these ideas freely.
  4. Set aside family reading or story time. This can be a read-aloud by the parent or by an older child. As children get older, this time can set aside just for independent reading, for adults (yes, you too)…

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Comments on: "6 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Read" (9)

  1. Great post! I always loved it when my mom found the time to read to me before going to sleep:) She did a funny thing though: when she noticed that I was drifting off but wouldn´t let her stop, she started changing the story she was just reading and that I already knew by heart. So when I finally noticed the difference I was wide awake again, protested, and then fell happily back to sleep;)


    • Thanks for the visit, Miss G. I enjoyed your ‘mom reads to me’ story. My two daughters would hop into bed with me (mom) most every night and take turns reading our favorite fairy tales and nursery rhymes before they were off to their room for sweet dreams. Happy reading and blogging and thanks for the follow. 🙂

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      • And thank you for your visit and follow also Bette!!! I still am bookworm and can´t get enough of them – I´m sure thanks to my mom:) What a beautiful picture you created in my head of your girls eager for their time with you!:) I´ll be looking forward to your nexts posts! Have a lovely week, Sarah:)


  2. My granddaughter learned to read while I read to her. One day, she just took the book and said she’d like to read to me. And she did. It was a great moment.


  3. Nice post thanks!!


  4. Thanks for reblogging my blog post “Six tips to Encourage Your Child to Read”.


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