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On this page you will find a collection of motivational ideas, strategies
and tips that will enhance our early literacy program.

If you would like to contribute to this page, please contact
rozanne@magicbookgarden.com

Teachers! Feel free to copy the list below and distribute to parents at Back to School Night.

Literacy Tips for Parents

Ten Surefire Ways to Get Kids Reading!
Compiled by Rozanne Lanczak Williams

  1. Read aloud to your kids every day. Reading together can help build close relationships and sends the positive message: I want to spend tome with you.

  2. Two words—Buy books. Children need to own books of their own. Favorite ones will be read over and over and will give readers a chance to experience the books in different ways. Rereading builds fluency and comprehension skills!

  3. Visit the library, check out books, sign up for special programs and storytimes at bookstores.

  4. Read aloud to your kids every day. Reading and storytelling build word power—the power to communicate.

  5. “Read the world!” Invite your child to read street signs, billboards, cereal boxes, recipes, grocery list, mail, etc.

  6. Talk it UP! Tell stories from your childhood, talk about the books you are reading with your child, ask questions like “Why do you think. . . ?” “What would happen if . . . ? or “Can you think of a new ending for the story?”

  7. Read aloud to your kids every day. Reading aloud promotes good listening skills. Good listeners are good learners.

  8. Turn off the TV and limit computer time. Involve you child in the real world!

  9. Sing songs, chant rhymes and simple poems. Play word games like “pig latin.” Manipulate letter sounds by saying “Bappy Hirthday!” or “Have a dice nay!” Sing the last part of “Ive Been Workin’ on the Railroad” using different letters of the alphabet: Fee-fi-fiddly-i-o. . . Bee-bi-biddly-i-o . . . Zee-zi-ziddly-i-o . .and so on.

  10. Read aloud to your kids every day! Reading at home gives your child an advantage in school. Children learn to read by reading.

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