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10 Everyday Ways to Keep Your Child Reading While Having Fun

by Erin Dower

Reading is one of the most important skills you should try to boost outside of school. Foster your child's bookworm habits with these simple activities and tips that make reading so fun, he'll fill up his book chart in no time.

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Read Mom's Favorites to Her


Mix up your routine and have kids read parents a bedtime story. Create a list of your favorite childhood reads and take them out of the library. This list of Caldecott Medal Winners from 1938 to present can refresh your memory with great picture books of the past, and this list of 40 classic books for younger teens will give you ideas for older children. Have your child read the stories aloud to you and then discuss whether the book will become one of her favorites and why.

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