Episode 043: Teaching Kids to be Readers

Do you remember your favorite book as a child? Goodnight Moon, Busytown, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Cat In The Hat… the list goes on and on! Introducing your child to reading brings so many advantages. But what’s the best way to go about teaching your kids to read?

SHOW NOTES:

1:40 – Remembering when you first started reading to your child
3:00 – Find something your child is passionate about and get books on that topic
4:45 – Get books that are on your child’s comprehension and readingn level
5:20 – Hands on kids might enjoy reading to dogs!
7:25 – Reading every night before bed is a good pattern to establish
9:00 – Soon your kids will suprise you with how much they are reading
10:50 – Hurdles you face encouraging and teaching your child to read are common to most parents
13:15 – Rewards! BookIt and other programs are great motivators
16:00 – Offer to help with their book reports and essays – don’t do it all for them, but help
18:00 – Continue to introduce new content, and expand their scope of what is available
19:45 – Former President Harry S. Truman said, “not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
20:15 – The Hosts give some of their best reading recommendations!
24:30 – If you have little ones, one book you must get a copy of is…
26:35 – Takeaways

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