Tips to help your child with reading
Kindergarten – Grade 3
Cuddle up and read
Quiet times together are opportunities to bond and read. Put some excitement into your voice. Encourage your child to read every other page. As you go, explain any new words or ideas.
Be a reading role model
When your kids see you reading, they will want to imitate you. It won’t be long until they learn that reading is fun, interesting, and a “grown up” thing to do.
Games can be great learning tools
Board games or card games like word bingo or memory and rhyming cards can be a fun way to learn about words, letter sounds and reading.
Keep reading with your child
Kids are never too old to be read to – or let your kids read to you. Read a variety of material – magazines, newspapers, books, poems and comic books.
Tap into interests and hobbies
Kids are more likely to read topics they find really interesting, like sports or crafts. Don’t worry if it’s a comic book, magazine or a recipe. All reading is good, and tastes will change as they get older.
Ask your kids to talk to you
about what they’re reading
Ask what it’s about and what is most enjoyable about the book. Ask your kids to describe it to you.
Read every day.
Make reading fun!