Learning with Siouxland Libraries
How do I raise a reader?
- Read, write, talk, sing, and play - these all develop reading skills.
- Read out loud to your child - even if they are already reading independently.
- Listen to your child read out loud and be patient.
- Be a reader yourself - make sure your child sees you reading.
- Praise your child for reading.
- Make reading a part of your daily routine.
- Encourage your child choose books that are interesting to them - regardless of reading level.
- Check out fun books phonics - kids familiar with phonics have an easier time reading.
- Talk with your child's teacher on how to develop your child's reading skills.
- Read in your or your child's mother language.
Siouxland Libraries boasts an excellent language collection. Get started with this list, ask a librarian for help finding books in your language, or request specific languages for purchase here.
More information on raising a reader:
- 5 Tips for Raising a Reader by Clarissa Cooke (New York Public Library)
- 10 Things You Can Do to Raise a Reader by Reading Rockets
- How to Help Your Child Learn to Read by Dayva Segal (WebMD)
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