School in our area is back in session on August 13th. We have been a little lax this summer with reading and education. Even though there are several free summer reading programs, we have not had time to take advantage of them. With a month until school starts, we thought it was important to get Capt. M back into the reading routine.
As Capt. M heads into 1st grade it is important that he brushes up on his reading skills. He still relies on us quite a bit when it comes to reading harder words. Sometimes he even asks us what something says without even trying to read. I honestly think he forgets that he can read!
Tips for Getting into a Reading Routine
- Borrow or purchase new books. I went to the library and found beginner reading books. I tried to find ones that I thought would catch his interest.
- Set time aside each day for reading. Hubby has been doing early afternoon “school” time. This is usually the hottest time of the day, making it a perfect time to be inside rather than outside.
- Read books together. I usually read to Capt. M at night but I point out certain words for him to read.
- Books don’t have to be the only thing your child reads. Look for things like signs or cereal boxes. Encourage your child to start sounding out the words.
- Come up with a rewards system. Make your own chart to encourage your child to read.
What are your tips for getting into a reading routine?
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