"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
Read aloud to your child at least 15 minutes a day.
Encourage your child to read aloud to you.
Establish a routine time and place to read to your child.(Not just bedtime!)
Keep a variety of reading materials available for your child.
Let your child see you reading for pleasure in your spare time. Set a good example!!!
Encourage older brothers or sisters to read to their younger siblings.
Ask your child questions about what they have read.
Read when ever you get the opportunity, in restaurants, road signs, food labels in the grocery store.
Buy books on tape and let your child listen to them in the car or turn off the T.V. and listen to the story together!
Choose books that are repetitive and full of rhyme as well as those with longer sentences and more complex illustrations.
Obtain library cards for you and your child.
Show enthusiasm for your child's reading. Your reaction has a great influence on how hard they will try to become good readers. Be sure to give them genuine praise for their efforts!!!
The more a child reads and is exposed to words the better readers they will become.
READ! READ! READ!