6 - 9 years our best tips for reading
- Make sure your child understands what she’s reading. There’s no value to her reading if she’s tackling War and Peace but can’t understand what it means.
- Encourage your child to read anywhere, any time. Get her in the habit of tucking a book into her school bag, the car, an overnight bag, the bathroom… the opportunities to read are endless!
- Make sure your child sees you enjoying reading – and you can’t start this on the first day of school! Your child is much more likely to view reading as a fun family activity if she has grown up in a household where reading is a valid and valued activity for everyone.
- Use the local or school library. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees at the library – with so many books on offer, it can be difficult to choose a couple to borrow. So perhaps try keeping a list of books you’d like to read and then look for them when you get there. Ask the librarian for some suggestions too.
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