PAY AND DOWNLOAD:
Start Young and Stay with It
Advertise the Joy of Reading!
Remember When You Were Very Young
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Important Things To Know
It’s Part of Life
One More Time
Talking about Stories
The More the Merrier
How Do I Use This Book?
Look for Books
Books and Babies
R and R: Repetition and Rhyme
Poetry in Motion
Read to Me
Family Reading Time
Write and Talk, Too
When parents help their children learn to read, they help open the
door to a new world. As a parent, you can begin an endless
learning chain: You read to your children, they develop a love of
stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice
reading, and finally they read for their own information or
pleasure. They become readers, and their world is forever
expanded and enriched.
This book focuses primarily on what you can do to help children
up to 10 years of age. During these years you can lay the
foundation for your child to become a lifelong reader. In the
first section, you will find some basic information about reading
to your child. This is followed by suggestions that guide you to
* read with your child and make this all-important time together
* stimulate your child’s interest in reading and language; and
* learn about your child’s school reading programs and find
ways to help.
While most of the book is for parents of children up to 10 years
of age, there is a brief section for parents of older children on
how to help them continue to grow as readers.