|

Family Reading Time

print knowledge 85A quiet time for everyone to read on their own may be the only chance you get to see the morning paper. But it's also a time that your little one can "read" her books or magazines.

What you need:
Your own reading materials
Reading materials for your child

What to do:
1. Both you and your child should pick out something to read.

2. Don't be concerned if your beginning reader chooses materials that are easier than her school reading books. Practice with easy books (and the comics) will improve her fluency.

3. If you subscribe to a children's magazine, this is a good time for your child to read it. There are many good magazines for kids, who often get a special thrill out of receiving their own mail.

4. Relax and enjoy reading together, separately.

A family reading time shows that you like to read. If you value reading, your children will, too.

Source: Helping Your Child Learn to Read, U.S. Department of Education

|


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

jack-o'-lantern creator

Design and print
your own
jack-o’-
lanterns!

GO

highlights

Top 10 Group Halloween Costumes for Families
These store-bought and Pinterest-inspired Halloween costume ideas for groups are the perfect way to show off your creative side at your Halloween party or while trick-or-treating.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens
Are you looking for a movie with just a little bit of spook-factor for your teen? Check out these 12 spine-tingling Halloween movies!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!