Many parents want to teach their children to read simply because they know how fun it is; because they know that reading opens the door to an enormous world
One way to get your child interested in reading is to read to them from birth; read with them for all sorts of reasons, have lots of books easily accessible and let them see you reading If they think of themselves as a reader and know that books are fun, this is a great start
Activities with books
The easiest way to get your child excited about reading is to show them how to use books to come up with great ideas
Act it Out
Act out your favorite stories, adding extra vocabulary to increase understanding and interest If your child has a good vocabulary, they will feel more confident later on, when they try to read difficult words they may not have seen in print before
If someone makes something in a story, or does some cooking, do the same thing together
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The key to learning to read is closely linked to being curious about reading. You can awaken that curiosity and a love of reading in your child.