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Your child can entice other kids to read. Here's how . . .

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Children reading books to each other

There are a lot of ways kids can help other children learn to read while improving their own skills at the same time. Ask your child to read these tips:  

READ, READ, READ:
The more you read — books, magazines and anything else — the more you learn.

TAKE BOOKS ALONG: Reading keeps you from getting bored. So why not bring a book or magazine along to read while you’re at a doctor’s appointment or waiting for your sister’s ballet class to end?

HELP A FRIEND: If a friend is having a hard time reading, offer to read with them. Or read to a younger child. This will help you practice reading while showing them how fun books can be.

START A BOOK CLUB OR EXCHANGE: Share your love of reading with your friends. Ask your teacher or parent if you can start a book club. Then you can all read the same book and talk about what you liked and what you didn’t. Or trade your favorite books with friends.

VISIT THE LIBRARY: Libraries let you borrow books for FREE! You get to take them home for a little while, then bring them back so someone else can enjoy them. So get to your local library and pick out the books you like best.

ASK FOR HELP: If you’re having trouble reading, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Ask your teacher, your parent, your librarian or another adult you trust how to practice your reading. They may find a tutor to help.

SOURCE:
Children’s Services Council of Pam Beach County 

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