Reading at Home Can Make a HUGE Difference
Five Finger Rule
Use the five finger rule when helping your child choose a book that is at an appropriate level. Open the book to any page and ask your child to read. Put up a finger every time your child does not know a word. If you have put up more than five fingers before the end of the page, this book is too hard for your child.
Choose books that match your child’s likes and interests.
Make Reading A Part of Your Family Time!
Family time is so imortant. Why not make reading part of this valuable time with your kids? Here are some tips for integrating reading into our daily family activities: 1. Read bedtime stories 2. Play a board game 3. Visit your local library 4. Read a recipe and cook something yummy together 5. Create a comfortable reading space in your home 6. Put your child in charge of reding the grocery list at the store.