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10 Ways Busy Parents Can Encourage Reading
1. Bring books on errands – while driving to karate class, to the doctor, or to Home Depot, even those long trips over the river & through the woods to Grandma’s house!
2. Encourage older sisters & brothers to read to their younger siblings.
3. Turn pizza with friends into “readers & eaters” or a hike into “walkers & talkers”.
4. Put a really interesting-looking book or magazine in a spot around the house your child is sure to see… maybe on their bed or in the bedroom.
5. Shave 15 minutes off TV time each night and make it Reading Time.
6. Have your child read out loud to you while you’re getting dinner ready or folding clothes.
7. Go to the library regularly – make Tuesday night Library & Pizza Night.
8. Suggest magazine subscriptions as gifts when aunts and uncles want ideas for birthdays.
9. Ask your child to read the recipe out loud when you’re cooking or the instruction manual when you’re assembling something.
10. When you read the newspaper, share the comics or kids’ section with them.
BONUS: BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY!
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