Have books around at all times. Attract your child to reading by choosing books that have beautiful pictures and bright photos. Ask your child to pick a book and read the book aloud for your child in a fun and lighthearted manner. As long as you make reading fun and exciting, your child will gain a genuine interest in reading.
Read Around Your Child
Children mirror their parents, so read a book around your kids. When you’re reading a book in front of your child, you may want to ask if they’d like a book to look at on their own. Even if your child hasn’t yet developed reading skills, having him or her take part in the act of reading can be a way to start getting into good habits.
Write a Name
Have your child learn how to write their name out. Ask them to repeat writing their name to gain valuable practice. Your child will learn how to write his or her name in no time. Post your child’s name up on the refrigerator, so that he or she can feel accomplished.
Go to the Library
Get a library card for your child and spend some time in the library. Tell your child how the library is a wondrous and fun place. If you do not have too many books at home, the library is a great place to visit with your child. Have your child choose books and allow him or her to check out books using a library card.
Limit Television and Computers
Television and computers can be distractions from other more enriching activities. Although there are excellent educational television shows and computer games, time can fly. Be sure to include reading into your child’s schedule, so that he or she can build important skills that are helpful throughout life.