We just got back from a trip to visit my brother and his family in Minnesota.
Their 5-year-old and 7-year-old wake up in the morning and read chapter books. They ride in the car and read chapter books. They bring books along everywhere and literally read for fun often throughout the day.
Our daughter also loves to read, but our 9-year-old son just started liking books and our 5-year-old rarely pick up books for fun. Here are three tools we've used to foster reading when we can't read aloud.
Here's the video, with all the details!
For easy reference, here are the tools mentioned:
3. Starfall app
These tools are great, but the most important thing you can do for a pre-reader is READ ALOUD often. This book is a handy resource to have available for reference on which books work for which ages.
It states the commonalities early readers have are:
1. Was often read to.
2. Praised by parents for asking questions, creating artwork, reading, and writing.
3. Lots of printed materials available in their homes: books, magazines, posters, newspapers, literature, and trips to the library.
4. Paper and pencils were available to the child at all times.
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