Children can learn new
ways to express themselves
by building a strong vocabulary. Be sure to use those
new vocabulary words
throughout the day.
Understand the story.
Books that are based on
real-life experiences that
your beginning reader can
relate to—such as the first
day of school, sharing, good
sportsmanship and trying
new things—enhance the
enjoyment of reading.
Develop a reading routine. Busy schedules can be disruptive to daily routines, but
finding 20 minutes each day for special time
to read together can develop strong reading
skills. Whether it’s after dinner, bath time or
just before bedtime, story time can be one of
the most enjoyable moments in a day.
Have a book talk. Discuss your child’s
favorite part of the story, then have her draw a
picture and retell the story. These observa-
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REMEMBER WHEN YOU first learned to
read? The world just opened up and suddenly
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If you have a budding reader in your life,
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Start at just the right place. Pick a book
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Selecting books based on children’s ability
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reading skills and progress smoothly to the
“I want to read that one!” Don’t be surprised or put off if your child wants to read
the same book over and over. Books that have
recognizable, loved characters make the story
experience more enjoyable for new readers.
Introduce new vocabulary. Look for
books that use a variety of new words in a way
that will help your child build his vocabulary.
Tips for young readers
tions and activities will help beginning readers understand the story and develop the
skills necessary to become a strong reader. C
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