5 Ways to Raise a Reader

Make reading part of your child's life.



  1. Start a family book group.
  2. Sign up your child for an e-mail newsletter on any subject — from dinosaurs to pop music — that interests her.
  3. Make the connection between fact and fiction. For example, if your child loves stories about animals, show him a newspaper article about animals, zoos, or wildlife.
  4. Introduce him to lighter fare like detective novels, short stories, magazines or comic books that are relaxing and fun to read.
  5. Show your child that you're a reader. Kids are more likely to grow up loving reading if they see you enjoy it too.
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