6 - 9 years our best tips for reading
By Ella Walsh |
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.

This article was written by Ella Walsh for Kidspot. Sources include Dept of Education and Training and S.A. Govt's Parenting and Child Health

This article was created for Kidspot - New Zealand's parenting resource for school age.

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