Tips for Reading with your Child
- Read to your child as often as you can.
- Talk about books /characters / plots.
- Enrol your child in the local library.
- Provide a good role model by reading yourself / other family members.
- Keep audio tapes of familiar stories to play in the car.
- Vary the type of books read – stories / poems / information.
- Accept your child’s efforts with praise.
- Concentrate on what he /she got right.
- Make reading together enjoyable.
- Take part in school based initiatives like ‘Shared Reading’.
1st – 2nd Class:
- Continue to read to your child every day.
- Read some of the books your child enjoys so you can discuss them with him/her.
- Encourage your child to read to younger brothers/ sisters.
- Ensure that your child knows that you value and enjoy reading yourself.
- Make sure there is a wide variety of reading material in your home – newspapers, magazines, information, cookery books etc.
- Enrol and encourage your child to visit the local library once a week…
- Discuss favourite authors.
- Encourage your child to read articles / headlines in newspapers.
- Encourage your child to guess unknown words.
- Take part in school based initiatives like ‘Shared Reading ’