Tips For Reading with Your Child

Eric Carle

Helpful Hints for Reading With Your Child

* Show enthusiasm as you read - don't make it seem like a chore.

* Try to read to your child each day for 15-20 minutes.

* Pick a time when you and your child are relaxed and interested such as bedtime.

* Point to the pictures and words as you read.

* Let your child help hold the book and turn the pages.

* When reading a familiar story, leave out words on purpose for your child to fill in.

* Ask your child to predict what the book will be about or what will happen next.

* Talk about the book or ask your child to describe a favorite part when you're done reading.

* Don't be afraid to reread old favorites. Kids can still learn from a book they've memorized!