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Reading for Joy and Learning: Simple, Effective Ways to Help Your Child Become a Lifelong Reader

Teaching reading is not only the school’s responsibility; we parents play a huge role in nurturing our children’s love of reading and promoting their skills. And this doesn’t mean drill and drudgery! Laura Hanson, a reading specialist in the Edina Public Schools, brings a wealth of easy, fun, effective ways to choose and use books to ignite a child’s love of learning. She challenges us to keep reading aloud with our children long after the preschool years and even suggests word games for drive time that will build skills and enliven a trip.

 

What have you found to be effective ways to support your children’s skills and interest in reading? Share your thoughts in the REPLY space below!

 

For Laura’s handout on Choosing Books for Children, click here.

For Laura’s Book Lists for Read-Alouds and Independent Reading, click here.

For the How to Read Out Loud with Your Baby or Toddler video by ScholasticParents, click here.

For the How to Read Out Loud with Your Preschooler video by ScholasticParents, click here.

For the How to Read Out Loud to Your Gradeschooler video by ScholasticParents, click here.

For the How to Read Out Loud to Your Pre-Teen video by ScholasticParents, click here.

For a transcript of this show, provided by the Minnesota Department of Education, click here.

 

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