Parent Tips for Reading Success
Help your child learn to love reading at home
Practice makes perfect! Read for at least 20 minutes every day!
How to Help
- Use picture clues to help determine unknown words.
- Memorize sight words.
- Read in all locations (signs, menus, magazines, street signs, text messages, cards, notes).
- Talk about what your child is reading before reading (share what is known about the topic or make predictions), during reading (share what is happening, the characters, the setting, the problem, the solution), and after reading (share what was learned, your favorite part, compare/contrast with other stories)
- Be an example. Let your child see you reading (books, cookbooks, Internet, newspaper).