• Reading at Home


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    Reading with your child each day is the best way to help him/her become a great reader. Here are some simple strategies you can use to help build strong reading skills:

    • Read to or with your child every day.
    • Point to the words as you read. This will help your child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word s/he hears is the word s/he sees.
    • Read your child's favorite book over and over again.
    • Read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite your child to join in on these parts.
    • Talk about the story or any new words.
    • Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.
    • Read from a variety of children's books, including fairy tales, song books, poems, and information books.