Make Reading a Family Habit
Reading is an important part of our lives. Almost everything we do includes reading. We need to read at work. We need to read signs to drive. We even need to read words on the television sometimes.
It is a fact that kids who are good readers do better in school. So how do we get our children to be better readers? Make reading a family habit!
The best way to get a reading habit started is to read yourself. Kids do what they see. If they see you reading every day, they will read every day.
Make sure to have plenty of things around the house to read. Get a library card. Check out books and magazines to read. Go to rummage sales and buy used books.
Ask your kids to read to you. Ask them to read the label on the cereal box. Ask them to read the road signs. Ask them to read the instructions on the frozen pizza box.
Make reading fun. Let kids read about things they enjoy. If they enjoy sports, let them read about sports. If they enjoy bugs, let them read about bugs. Kids who love what they are reading learn to love to read.