Parent Info | Reading Tips
Strong reading skills will help contribute to academic success in school. Our hope is that each student can become an independent reader and develop a love of reading. Below are some ideas to increase your child's reading ability.
- Read aloud to your child for 15 minutes everyday. Stop at different times in the story and ask your child what he/she thinks will happen next.
- Take your child to the library at least once a month. Your child will love their personal library card and will be able to check books out they are interested in.
- Establish a family reading time where everyone (including Mom and Dad) spends 20 minutes reading a favorite book.
- Have your child read aloud to you while you are cooking, cleaning, driving or relaxing.
- While driving in the car, have your child read signs, billboards and other words around them. You can play word games that include rhyming and spelling.
- Subscribe to a children's magazine such as Highlights. There are many articles that will be interesting and fun for your child.
- Have a book swapping party with other children from school or the neighborhood. Each guest will arrive with a book they have already read and leave with a new one.