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Reading at Home: 

How Families Can Help


  • Read aloud to your children, no matter their age, every day.


  • Alternate family members reading aloud with your children so that both male and female models are shared.


  • Read (and write) often for real reasons to serve as a model for your children.


  • Encourage children to select books by interest.  When children are interested in the book's topic, they may be more excited to read!


  • Discuss books with your children.


  • Read to your children on long car trips or play books-on-cd for them to listen to.


  • Set up a neighborhood or friendship reading circle where familes can get together to read and discuss their favorite books.


  • Encourage your children to explore answers to questions by using informational books.