Improve Your Child's Reading This Summer
Children learn to read better by reading more. So one of the best ways to help your child strengthen reading skills is to encourage reading—a lot!
Read aloud every day together. You can do the reading sometimes. But also ask your child to read to you, to friends and to younger children. (Even 10 minutes a day can make a big difference!)
Here are some other ways to encourage reading this summer:
- Visit your local library for read-aloud programs and storytelling hours (look on the website for virtual opportunities, too). Sign your child up for the library’s summer reading program.
- Help your child look up answers to questions. Show your student how to find them in dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs and online.
- Have your child write new or difficult words on index cards or add them to a “Words I’m Learning” list. Review the words daily until your child can recognize, write and spell them.
- Challenge your child to find letter sounds or words on boxes, cans of food and household supplies. (For example, find five hard C’s or three words that start with “ch.”)
- Put word labels on objects around the house—from the kitchen table to the clothing your child wears (“socks,” “shoes” and so on).
- Have your child write letters or emails to family and friends.
- Play board games as a family that feature letters and words.
- Make books together—letting your child write and draw the content.
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