Gary Waleik suggests you:

  • Read stories that mirror family life
  • Compare what you read to what you see


Laurie Joy Haas, Executive Producer of Words that Cook!™ and co-author of Read it Aloud! A parent's guide to sharing books with young children, gets Honey the Cookie-Bookie Bear's help to:

  • Play seek-and-find games with pictures
  • Describe where objects can be found in the picture


The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) representatives recommend you:

  • Try to help children understand and enjoy what they read
  • Look for nonfiction materials
  • Don't give up – offer a variety of books
  • Find books that match your child's interests
  • Listen to kids – get them thinking and talking
  • Show kids how much fun it is to read


Like Mattahunt School Principal Gloria Woods and her daughter:

  • Make reading interactive
  • Build a partnership around reading
  • Predict and retell plots
  • Relax, keep reading and discussion fun and natural
  • Make discovering new words fun
  • Discuss the book’s background – relate family history
  • Place books all around the house
  • Let your kids see you enjoy reading


To take a page from the Finder Family:

  • Maintain suspense with cliff-hangers
  • Ask, "What do you think is going to happen?"
  • Discuss your child's story predictions
  • Keep reading fun
  • Let kids participate in reading aloud
  • Interact with books even before reading begins
  • Find board books with interesting textures
  • Don't worry about time – reading moments last


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