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Tips to Encourage Your Child To Read


We’re celebrating Read Across America Day with a few tips to encourage your little one to read.

Kids on the Block values the importance of literacy, and works closely with elementary school students to empower them to become great readers. We strongly believe reading can be enjoyable for any child on any level.

Here are some tips from Kids on the Block to help elementary school students become great readers:

Tips to Encourage Your Child To Read

  • Help your kids set reading goals. Reading is different for everyone, so let your child set personal goals to reach. This can be reading one book independently per day, or even working their way up to their first chapter book.
  • Read to and with your kids. Take turns reading portions of a book before bed. Hearing words read aloud is just as significant as having your child read them independently.
  • Let your kids read common items around the house. For instance, have them read recipe instructions when cooking meals, directions when assembling household products, or even sections of the newspaper.
  • Most importantly, remind your kids that reading can be fun! Encourage them to choose books, magazines, and comics they would enjoy. Reading is beneficial no matter what materials are used.

“The more you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss


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