Reading with your child is one of the most important activities you can do with them. Try to spend 15 minutes a day reading aloud to your child. Children who are read to are more likely to want to read themselves, allowing them to jump right into reading when they start school.
Here are some tips for reading with your child:
- Point out letters all around you - on signs, packages, trucks, and trains.
- Read ABC books.
- Talk about the pictures in books and ask your child to describe what is happening.
- Point out words on a page and match the word to the picture in the book.
- Attend a storytime at any of our locations. We even have some during the evenings and on the weekends.
Additional Resources for Reading with Your ChildFamily Guide for Reading from Reading Rockets
Reading Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities in multiple languages
A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.
Five Little Monkeys are supposed to go to bed, but they would rather keep reading their books!
Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading.
The little reader in this book is having a hard time finding the ideal reading spot.
Lola has a new baby brother and she can't wait to share her love of reading with him.
Soft kittens, wooly socks, soggy mittens, fleecy flocks--this pictorial celebration of things tactile explores how what we touch touches us.
A lyrical picture book in which a little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe.
Simple Steps Reading Lists
- Great Books for Reading
- Great Books for Writing
- Great Books for Singing
- Great Books for Playing
- Great Books for Talking
- Wordless Picture Books
- Great Read Alouds
- Recomendaciones de Libros
- All Lists
Simple Steps Printables
- 5 Simple Steps Overview (full sheet)
- Simple Steps half sheet pamphlets
- Simple Steps trifold brochure
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