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7 Ways to Promote Summer Reading

Shulamis Tropper, MS

Long summer days are the perfect opportunity to build your child’s love of reading. But the last thing a struggling reader wants to do over vacation is look at more letters and words. Here are some fun, proven strategies from specialists to improve your child’s reading and writing skills — without him even realizing it.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

booksTime for a Tea Party

Readingto an audience of dolls and teddy bears (or even younger siblings) is interactive and interesting — much more fun than reading out loud to yourself or just Mommy. Help your child create the scene properly by setting up the audience in a circle or at a table. Then sit back and listen, keeping in mind that you’re not there to correct her or drill. As she reads, simply offer positive feedback, such as “The part you read about the cat was so interesting” or “I love how you said that line.”

 

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