10 Family Literacy Tips
The tree is gone, the wreath is stored, the presents have been opened. It’s a new year. What better time to embrace new habits? Here is our suggestion for a New Year resolution: Read together as a family. It’s more fun than the gym (in our opinion) and it creates a foundation for your children’s literacy development, future success in school and well-being throughout their lives.
Here are some simple ways you can include literacy-related activities into your family’s daily life:
- Read with your child every day.
- Encourage your child to choose the books you read together.
- Make reading together fun and relaxing
- Help your child notice print everywhere.
- Sing songs, repeat rhymes, say tongue twisters, and play word games together.
- Follow a recipe together to create something yummy.
- Write a card, letter or email together.
- Ask your child to tell you about an experience and use questions to extend the conversation.
- Let your child see you read and write.
- Visit the library.
Do any, or all, of the above and you are on your way to raising a reader. Good luck and have fun!