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Helpful Reading Hints 

Parents as Partners:

Providing the Best For Your Child


Did You Know ... Reading to your child AND listening to your child read are the best ways you can help your child learn to read!  Lifetime readers have fun when they read!

Helpful Tips:                                                                                   

*  Children thrive on routine.  Set aside time each day to read to your child.

*  Your local librarian is just waiting to help you select great books to read!

* Men should make an extra effort to read to their children.  Primary teachers are 98% female so many young children associate reading with women and schoolwork.  Show your child everyone values reading!


Finding a Suitable Place and Time:

*  quiet and peaceful ... free from distractions

*  turn off the TV and stay away from your cell phone and computer

*  timing is everything!  Your child shouldn't be hungry or tired.

*  How much is enough?  Dedicate 10-15 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week.