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01/07/2016

Encouraging Your Child to Read

A child who loves reading will read more, so the key is to ignite and nurture that flame. Teach your child that reading is an enjoyable experience. Ideally, you will start when the child is still an infant, but if you are getting a late start on your school-age child, here is some advice.

Be the Role Model Reader

Your child will imitate your behavior, even unconsciously. Show her that you read and love reading, and she will follow suit.

Build a Home Library

Any reading material is helpful, and you should keep a wide variety at your home. A child who reads at home will do better in school, so it is at the house that you need to focus on building a love for reading. Start your library with books, magazines, and even posters in topics your child loves. Having a quality collection of reference materials is advisable- a dictionary, thesaurus, and an encyclopedia (even if online). Encourage your child to consult these references whenever she asks a question, especially if you do not know the answer. Look it up with her and show her how much fun you have learning something new as well.

More Books and Less TV

Establish a daily reading time, even if it is just 15 minutes long. And discourage watching TV or playing video games. Create a system of rewards. When your child completes a book and gives you an adequate report on it, she receives a certain number of tickets that she can cash in for TV/video game time. Any tickets left at the end of the month, she can exchange for cash. You may be surprised at how quickly your child turns from entertainment to learning.

For Tutoring in Powder Springs, GA

A great way to encourage reading is one-to-one tutoring. Call The Tutoring Center in Powder Springs at 770-222-7133 today to schedule a free diagnostic assessment. Learn more about our programs in math, reading, writing, and test prep from our website.

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