Tips For Parents

• Read to/with your child every day.

• Obtain a library card. Let your child help you choose books you both will enjoy.

• Build an appreciation for different kinds of books.

• Discuss the title and author. Look at the pictures in the book and predict what the

  story might be about. Never cover up the pictures.

• Let the child point to the words, read along with you, or read aloud to you.

• Read with expression and exchange thoughts and feelings about the story.

• Find ways to relate the story to your own experiences or experiences of the child.

• Keep books and story tapes in the car and pack them when you go out.

• Be a good reading model. Show that you enjoy reading and they will too.