Preschool is a great time to introduce reading to your child. While your child will start to develop reading skills when they start preschool, reading at home is a great way to teach your child that reading is fun and an open door to a million different stories.
Make it fun
When reading with your preschooler, always make it a fun and positive experience—never force it if your child is having trouble concentrating or is too tired. Make sure to vocalize how much you enjoy this time with them and explain why you love to read. Form the routine by reading at the same time of day every time you read together. Reading is fun! Use silly voices and be as interactive as possible to get your child involved with the story and words. If your child has a favorite story in particular, re-read it.
Involve your child
Getting your child as involved as possible is key during this stage. Have them make predictions about what will happen next and put emphasis on pictures and various objects on the page. Repeating words that rhyme and other interesting sounds along with pauses for them to say words with you is key for an interactive reading experience.
Always let your child go at his own pace—every child learns differently in his own way. It’s most important that you find what works most effectively for your little one and encourage this with positivity. This will instill a love for reading that will last a lifetime.
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