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Reading To Children

by Elizabeth Hamilton, M.Ed.

  1. Children are never too young nor too old to be read to aloud. Reading provides time together, builds attention span and fosters the development of vocabulary.

  2. Help your children read smoothly by telling them the words they don't know so that they can move along and maintain interest in the story. You can help them in figure out the harder words later.

  3. Build you children's confidence and increase their understanding of what they have read by having them read aloud to you.

  4. Have your children tell you about a story they have read.

  5. Provide a wide variety of reading material in your home by having books, magazines and newspapers readily available.

  6. Show children that reading is a source of pleasure and information. Its more effective for your children to see you reading often than it is for you to tell them to read.

  7. Give your children books as birthday or holiday gifts. Children who have books they can call their own are more motivated toward reading.

  8. Take your children to the public library and help them get their own library cards.

  9. Ask the librarian to suggest good books to suit your children's ages and interests. Then help them select their own books.

  10. Encourage your children to borrow books and other material from the school library.
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Elizabeth Hamilton, M.Ed. is an educational consultant specializing in early childhood and elementary education.(Preschool to sixth grade) Over the past 15 years, Elizabeth has provided information and advice to parents about early childhood and elementary level curriculum and instructional practices through her workshops, presentations, and curriculum development services.

Copyright 2001 Elizabeth Hamilton e-mail: hamilton@ite.net
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