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IF YOUR CHILD IS: READING ACTIVITY TIP:
In the toddler stage Go to library storytelling events. Let the child choose their own books from the library. Read six books a day with your child, spread out over the day, and include ones you like as well ! Start with small word and minimal verbiage books that also have bright pictures. Note: all of these activities should also foster improved speaking skills, in addition to improved reading skills.
Of pre-school age Continue with toddler stage activities. Encourage the pre-school age child to not just know the letters of the alphabet, but to have phonemic awareness also (to know each sound a letter can make). If the child knows all the letter sounds, they can always sound out any word instead of having to memorize words to read.
Older Fulfill summer reading lists and regular library visits. Do not dis-allow comic book reading.