Suggestions for Sharing Books with Your Child

SPECIAL TIME
Find a special time each day to read with your child.
Maybe it is naptime, after school, at bedtime, etc.
Make it a regular daily routine.

STIMULI
Start with cardboard books with bright colors and familiar
objects. Look also for books that have sounds, rhythm, or
rhymes. Younger children love these!

INVOLVEMENT
Try to involve your child while reading. Have him point out
familiar/common objects or words. Ask questions and
discuss each and every page.

PORTABLE BOOKS
Have books ready in a totebag for trips away from home.
Take advantage of waiting times. Visits to the doctor, dentist,
haircuts, etc. usually involve a waiting time- a perfect time to read!

WHEN TO STOP
If your child becomes fussy or not interested, it's best to stop
reading the book. And it's okay to re-read his favorite book
whenever asked-over and over!


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