Grow Your Reader

As you grow your reader, there are four things that you can do that will have the most impact on your child’s reading:

  1. Talk with your child as much as possible. Talk about what you see, what you’re doing, and what you’re thinking. Use the language you’re most comfortable with.
  2. Do Brain Building activities: Brain building activities help your child learn anywhere, anytime. That could be playing a game of hopscotch outside your house or exploring the differences between the leaves in the trees at Freedom Park.
  3. Read with your child at least three times each week. Read any time: snack time, play time, or right before bed. Talking about the pictures in a book is just as good as reading the words on the page.
  4. Make sure your child is in school. School attendance is key. Aim for your child to miss fewer than five days of school each year.