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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.