Raise a Reader Tip #8

Welcome to my Raise a Reader series with tips for encouraging early literacy.

Tip #8: When reading to your child, stop occasionally in the middle of the story and ask your child to predict what might happen next.  This keeps your child engaged in the story and excited to continue reading!

Raise a Reader Tip #5

 

Tip #5: Get some magnetic letters from the dollar store. A set of lower case and capital letters would be best.  Then without saying anything to the kids, spell a word on the fridge and leave it there for them to see.  Once they figure out the word, put up a new one.  Start with really common short words like yes, no, cat, dog, run, play, mom, dad, and so on. Make it a game.  Reading ought to be fun!