Tips for parents of preschoolers
It comes as no surprise that starting your child’s reading journey early will set them up for success in the future. To help cultivate their love of reading and to set them up to be a confident reader, try a few tips below:
- Read together every day
Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when you can connect with your child.
- Give everything a name
Help build your child’s vocabulary by talking about interesting words and objects. “Look at that airplane! The airplane has wings. Why do you think they are called wings?”
- Say and show how much you love reading
Children not only listen to your words but will also follow what you do. Make sure they see you reading and hear you talk about how you love story time.
- Be interactive
Discuss what is happening in the book. Point to pictures and ask questions about the story and what you see.
- Know when to stop
If your child is losing interest or having trouble paying attention, put the book away for a while and try again later.
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