10 Ways To Develop Your Child’s Passion for Reading:

The key to creating lifelong readers is parental involvement. The Children’s Book Review has rounded up 10 ways you can plant - and nurture - the seed for a lifetime love of learning…

  • Make reading aloud a part of your daily routine from day 1

  • Encourage active listening by varying voices for characters & reading with animation and excitement

  • Keep reading fun by choosing funny books or stories with funny words

  • Don’t be afraid to read the same book over and over. It helps with comprehension

  • Stop and enjoy the pictures. Encourage munchkins to tell their own stories based on what they see

  • Find interesting places to read. Build a fort, find a shady spot under a tree, read at the beach or on a blanket at the park

  • Regularly attend local storytimes at libraries & bookstores

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Valerie Schimel