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Tips for Reading with Children

collage_reading-partners Talk to your children about books. Ask…

  • What do you think this book is about?
  • What might happen next?
  • Why did __ happen?
  • What would you have done?
  • How did __ make you feel?
  • What did you like about this book?

Things You Can Do to Connect Children to Reading

Use a variety of books, but remember that young children love repetition. Be flexible. If a book or a strategy doesn’t work, try something else. Have fun! Enjoy your Reading Partner experience!

  • Talk with children.
  • Read to children and read with children.
  • Help children read on their own.
  • Write for children – model writing.
  • Write with children and help children write on their own.
  • Link music to reading and create play scripts.
  • Make art.