Reading for Families
Parents and other family members are important teachers, and are a child’s first teachers before they begin school.
Open the door to life-long learning by helping your child learn to read. Do this by setting aside time each day to read together. Continue this even after your child has learned how to read.
Encourage an atmosphere in the home where everyone reads! Reading aloud and together fosters a love of reading and builds your child’s vocabulary.
- Creating a Rich Reading Environment
- Independent Readers
- Making Personal Connections
- Sounds, Letters, and Words
- Talking and Learning
- Understanding What's Being Read
Reading for Families Video
Learn how to incorporate reading into your family’s busy schedule and still make it enjoyable and fun. Information and activities appropriate to specific stages of early childhood are featured in a video called Reading for Families: Helping Your Child with Reading at Home. Copies of this resource can be found at your local library.
Reading for Families Guide
Find ways to help your children read at a kindergarten to grade one level using the Reading for Families guide: