Teachers Offer Advice to Parents with Young Readers

August 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

EPS is lucky to have a great community of educators on our Facebook page.

Recently we made the following request: “Finish this sentence. The best advice I can give parents about helping young readers is…”Teachers Offer Tips on Helping Young Readers

The responses were fairly unanimous – read to them and devote time everyday for them to read!  Here’s what they had to say.

  • Read to them, read to them, read to them…
  • Read consistently. Even small amounts of time spent reading build knowledge and skill if it is done regularly. If you can’t read for an hour, read for 10 or 15 minutes every day. Talk about the passages. What do the passages make you see? How do they make you feel?
  • Read with/to your child & let your child see you reading/enjoying literature of all genres.
  • Make reading a daily an enjoyable daily activity. Be an example and let your child see you reading and the love of books.
  • Read with them every night! Have them read to you and re-tell what they read. Then you read to them and do the same!
  • Read to them and read with them. Be a role model and read!
  • Read every day even if it is only for 15-20 minutes Read every day!
  • Read. Then read some more. Then read even more!
  • Read, read, read!
  • Be their cheerleader.
  • Make it come alive with dramatic reading.
  • Have them read out loud to you when they’re very young…and make sure they read at least 15- 20 minutes a day when they get a little older.
  • Read great books to them every chance you get! Let them see how much you enjoy a great book yourself, as often as possible!
  • Don’t stress when they want the same book a million times, it will help!
  • Read, read, read!!! I heard that it takes 1,000 books for a child to be ready for kindergarten.
  • Read daily – tv and video games can wait!
  • Read with/to them for 20 min everyday!

Great advice! Do you have any suggestions for books that children enjoy reading or tricks to get children to read more often?  We’d love to hear them.


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