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5 Tips: How you can read with your child

“Some reading each day is better than no reading at all”

Reading aloud with your child is an important part of your child’s education and its important to know that how you can read with your child, but too many parents find it difficult to deal with this. many parents do ask me regarding Sometimes the parent is not ready for it and sometimes the child. And trust me these tips will make reading with your child more effective, all you need to do is just follow some steps and get going.

how to make reading with children more effective

If you’re reading this article, then I am sure you’re that caring parent who reads with their child. I am sharing a couple of tips that you might haven’t thought of before. You know reading teaches the kids how to speak fluently, listen carefully and eventually the ability to read by themselves.

Here are 5 tips to make reading with your child more effective-

1. Show them the cover of the book

Before you ask your child to read something, I would suggest you to show them the cover of the book and ask them questions about it. This is the great way to engage their interest and work their imagination.

how to make reading with children more effective

Also try to expose your child to new books as much as possible to think of fictional stories, fairy tale stories (if it’s your daughter) and other things that are make believe.

2. Test your child’s progress and interest

Children can be easily distracted, to keep them  interested, ask them questions such as how they think the characters are feeling, what do they think will happen next? This helps to keep them interested and test their predictive skills. and you can help your child succeed in school as well.

how to make reading with children more effective

3. Check the newly acquired skills

We know that stories contains diversified vocabulary, whenever new words popup; make them guess the meaning of it by using picture clues. Breakdown sentences that they do not understand and constantly ask simple questions.

4. Make it engaging

Children tend to be more attentive when the story comes to life; they need to differentiate between the characters to follow the plot. Using separate voices for different characters and nuancing lines is a good trick.

how to make reading with children more effective

5. Get feedback from your child

At the end of the book, ask your child what he enjoyed the most or disliked in the story and explain why. Asking these kinds of questions improves their oral fluency, encourages them to form opinions and gives them the confidence to express preferences more.

All the above tips will help you get engaged with your child while reading; these should be done really often and on a constant basis. You don’t need to look anywhere to help your child in reading. Just follow these tips and get started with it. Things will improve and the journey to improved reading will start. Your child will become a lifelong reader.

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