At-Home Supplemental Ideas & Grade School Readiness
When does a love for reading begin? The sooner the better would be the consensus among all experts and educators in the field. Listed below are several ways to promote a love for reading in a classroom setting as well as at home.
- Read books: children have to see their parents or teachers read to them with purpose.
- Read everywhere: in the classroom, in the car, and at the breakfast or dinner table.
- Make reading fun: read under a flashlight or create funny voices for different characters.
- Make reading a routine: after you awake, after school or before bed, it doesn’t matter as long as there is reading.
- Provide a variety of high interest materials: find out what your classroom interests are this year, create a system for labeling books, and add books often.
- Share your reading ability: younger and older siblings can share the love of reading together. Read to past teachers, the principal, or a new friend.
- Go to the library: visit your local library and sign your child up for their very own library card and go back often.
- Create a reading spot: spread out, cozy up, lay down, or make a book nook.
Reading should never be forced, start your child early and use these above suggestions to help with the habit and promotion a love for reading!