Tips for Reading with your Child

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Infants/1st

2nd – 4th

5th /6th

1. Read to your child as often as you can.2. Talk about books /

characters / plots.

3. Enrol your child in the

local library.

4. Provide a good role

model by reading

yourself / other family

members.

5. Keep audio tapes of

familiar stories to play

in the car.

6. Vary the type of

books read – stories /

poems / information.

7. Accept your child’s

efforts with praise.

8. Concentrate on what

he /she got right.

9. Make reading

together enjoyable.

10. Take part in school

based initiatives like

‘Shared Reading’.

 

1. Continue to read to your child everyday.

2. Read some of the books

your child enjoys so you

can discuss them with

him/her.

3. Encourage your child to

read to younger

brothers/ sisters.

4. Ensure that your child

knows that you value

and enjoy reading

yourself.

5. Make sure there is a

wide variety of reading

material in your home –

newspapers, magazines,

information, cookery

books etc.

6. Enrol and encourage

your child to visit the

local library once a

week…

7. Discuss favourite

authors.

8. Encourage your child to

read articles / headlines

in newspapers.

9. Encourage your child to

guess unknown words.

10. Take part in school

based initiatives like

‘Shared Reading ’

 

1. Encourage your child to visit the local library asoften as possible.

2. Recognise and praise

your child’s efforts in

reading.

3. Ensure your child has

access to a wide range

of reading material –

newspapers,

magazines, guides etc.

4. Take an interest in

different children’s

authors.

5. Discuss ideas and points

of view proposed by

newspaper articles etc.

6. Provide a well lit study /

reading area.

7. Ensure that you value

and enjoy reading

yourself.

8. Allow your child to

choose his /her own

reading material.

9. Encourage your child to

read for information –

timetables / weather

forecasts / menus

10. Encourage your child to

try and guess unknown

words.