Build the Habit of Reading Aloud Together
Reading aloud is a way to introduce young children to the world of books. It is also a way to encourage children to make reading a daily habit.
And studies show that even long after children learn to read for themselves, they still enjoy read-aloud time.
Here are some tips to make your read-aloud time at home more successful:
- Make reading aloud a priority. Plan for it. Set aside time for it every day, and then just do it.
- Read books you both enjoy. There’s nothing worse than having 100 pages to go in a book neither of you can stand. If you have any doubt your child will like a book, skim it before you start.
- Read some books that are a little too hard for your child to read alone. This is a great way to increase your child’s vocabulary.
Reprinted with permission from the September 2013 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2013 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.