* Set a regular time and pick a comfortable place to read together. (Read at least 20 min.)
* Call attention to print in your environment (signs, words on buildings).
* Visit the public library often.
* Be a role model. Let your child see you reading often.
Questions to ask your child as they read:
* Read the title and ask, "What do you think the book is going to be about based on the title?"
* Look at the cover and pictures in the book and ask, "Who do you think will be the main character?"
* "What will this book be about?"
* "What does this story remind you of?"
* "What is the problem/conflict in the story?" "How do you think the problem will be solved?"
* "Could this story be real?" (If not, what makes it a make-believe story?)
* "What are one or two of the most important ideas from the story?"
* "What was the author trying to teach you about life with this story?"
* "What traits best describe the main character in the story?"
* "Who is telling the story?"
* "If you had been ..... what would you have done differently?"
* "Summarize the story in your own words."