Reading together is the most important way to help children get ready to read on their own. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to want to learn how to read.
- Read story books as well as factual books.
- Engage your child by encouraging him to say words in the book with you. Help him understand that you are reading the words, not the pictures.
- Ask questions about the story. Ask your child to make predictions about what will happen next. Ask your child to tell the story again when the book is finished.
- Read every day as part of a bedtime routine and at spontaneous times throughout the day.