It’s so easy to nurture a love for reading while your child is young. However, as children grow, some loose interest in books, so stick with it, become creative and follow some of these ideas for emergent or resistant readers:
*Be a diabolical reader; talk through the story rather than read it, as your child follows or draws the pictures. *Create a personalized family photo album with family names captioned. *Use puppets, dolls and stuffed animals to tell the story or join you for reading. *Play picture-word lotto. *Use alphabet cookie cutters for family names. *Read the story, then watch the movie together. *Introduce chapter books for character investment. *Offer a bedtime basked, filled with several books or Brain Quest to develop independent bedtime reading. *Bake or prepare food together, following a recipe. *Make it easy by bringing home books that interest your reader.
Whether your child is reading comics or chapter books, recipes or game directions, continue to nurture and support those skills, because every word counts! Read the entire article “Early reading abilities can help produce a leader”.