Providing reading support at home for your child is important in developing their life-long love of reading. Here are some “reading tips for parents” of what you can do at home to support your children’s need to read:
- Check for comprehension! – ask questions while you are reading a story with your child to make sure they understand what they are reading.
- Take a “picture walk”! – For stories that include pictures for younger readers, flip through the book together and guess what is going to happen based on the pictures before reading the book. This helps to see if they recall their prior knowledge before reading the story.
- Make predictions! – based on the cover of the book, ask your child what they think the story will be about. While you are reading, ask them what they think will happen next.
- Take turns! – Have them read to you, you read to them, or both of you can read silently together.
- Read again! – For shorter books, encourage your child to read the book more than once. This helps to build fluency skills, rate of reading and confidence.
What are your best tips for practicing reading with your child at home?
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