An important part of your child’s reading development is connecting them with the greater world of readers out there. This can be accomplished in different ways.

1) Attend story hour! Libraries almost always have story hour and I can remember just how much fun that was when I was a kid. In fact, I have very specific memories of sitting in the story room and getting swept away about all sorts of adventures. Another place to check are the local bookstores.

2) Start a book club for kids! Kids Reads has some great tips to get you started and also provides some guides for different books.

3) Visit the library and the bookstore.

4) Leave books out for your kids so they can look at the pictures and talk about the stories when they have their friends over.

5) Subscribe to a magazine for children.

You will demonstrate the importance of reading in the world by making sure your children see the natural and delightful way reading is a part of our lives! Try these out and recommend some more ideas in comments!

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3 Responses to “Connecting Your Kids to the World of Reading”

  1. heather Says:

    The biggest reading helps in our household have been to read a loud, a lot. To get books on cd out a lot. And to read to myself, a lot. If they see you reading a lot and know what is in the books, they will start trying to do it as well.

  2. Sally Says:

    GET EXCITED about books – it’s catching!

  3. Amy Says:

    Ah, but Mom…getting kids excited about reading is a whole other post! 🙂

    Great ideas Heather, having older kids read aloud to younger kids is also especially helpful in connecting your kids to other readers.

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