Talk About Reading – Be the Example
In addition to reading along with your child, you can set an example by being an avid reader and writer yourself. Engage your child in conversation about the importance of good reading skills in daily life, and provide a wide variety of reading materials in the home.
Make flash cards to help your child learn new words, and keep a reading progress chart with incentives for success. Whether you and your child are taking turns inventing stories during a car trip, or reading a book in preparation for seeing the film adaptation, inventive approaches to building fluency and comprehension will work well in your home.