Reading Supoort

Ways to help your child at home with their reading:

  • Read to your children.
  • Have your children read minium 30 minutes every night.
  • Scout for things your children might like to read.  Use their interests and hobbies as starting points.
  • Leave reading materials (books, magazines, catalogs) in conspicuous places around the home.
  • Let your children see you reading for pleasure in your spare time.
  • Take your children to the library regularly.
  • Encourage older children to read to their younger siblings.
  • Play games that are reading related--spelling games played with letter tiles or dice, or board games that require players to read.
  • Not all reading takes place between the covers of a book.  Don’t forget menus, road signs, food labels, etc.
  • Help your children build a personal library and designate a bookcase, shelf, or box where they can keep their books.
  • Encourage writing along with reading.  Ask children to make their own books and cards as gifts.