Five Ways to Help Your Preschooler Love Reading

Source: Reading is Fundamental

  1. Go to the library — Teach your child how to find and check out books, and make a big deal of her first library card
  2. Show words in action — Point out the items on your grocery list and point to their names when you take them off the shelf
  3. Give them a role — When reading a book with your child, let him mimic sounds of the characters, like “quack-quack!” for a duck
  4. Make a book — Have your child tell you a story, write it down on separate pieces of paper, staple them together and let her illustrate each page
  5. Label objects — Stick the names of things on drawers, mirrors, clocks and so on to help your child associate the object with its word

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2013. Read Erin's full bio


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