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1 Read to your child every day. It’s never too early to start - even newborns respond to hearing you read.
2 Continue reading together even after your child learns to read. Older children still enjoy listening to others read.
3 Makes stories come alive for your child when you read. Be animated and use different voices.
4. Be patient-let your child read aloud at their own pace. Offer help only when needed.
5 Discuss what you read together. Ask questions and listento your child's answers.
6 Make reading time special. Cuddle up in a quiet, comfortable spot. Your child will associate reading with feeling secure.
7 Encourage your child to read at least 15 minutes a day, either to you or independently.
8 Take along your child’s favorite books wherever you go.
9 Take your child to the library often and check out a variety of age appropriate reading material.
10 Be a role model-read on your own. By seeing how much you enjoy reading, your child will learnthat it's a great source of information and fun.