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Raising Bookworms Ways to Encourage Reading
Get excited about books! o o o Ask about your child’s new library books Create a reading corner Visit the public library Read with your child Give books as gifts Read reviews or watch book trailers online
Suggest books, and magazines related to topics of interest. Motivating Your Child to Read Watch movies that are based on books. Be a good role model – read!! Read about a vacation spot or upcoming trip.
Create a Reading Environment o Provide a reading atmosphere, free of distractions o Build reading time into your schedule o Keep books everywhere o Cuddle while you read
o Connect to books (online activities, make projects, etc. ) o Make up your own stories! o Offer books as problem-solvers o Play word games While reading: o Make predictions o Ask questions o Draw pictures o Describe the characters o Create a sequel
Read –Aloud Skills o Bring the story to life o Discuss the pictures, inviting interaction with the story. o Introduce the book before you begin. o Slow down while you are reading the story. o Ask for predictions in a story. o Discuss the characters, plot and setting of the story.
Read Kiddo Read www. readkiddoread. com James Patterson’s site with fabulous suggested titles by age, interest and so much more! Websites Raising Bookworms www. raisingbookworms. com Resources, lists of “best books”, reading information Guys Read www. guysread. com Created by Jon Scieszka with books, blogs and fun stuff for all ages Storylineonline. net Videos of well-known stories read aloud by famous actors Reading Rockets/PBS www. readingrockets. org www. pbskids. org Great information and ideas for parents, games about popular book characters (Curious George, Martha…) for kids