5 Simple Ways to Raise a Reader

Reading regularly with your child and making reading time fun is the most important way to raise a reader.  Moms and dads, let your child see YOU reading too! 

Pretend writing, coloring, and drawing is interesting to small children, but holding crayons or markers also helps develop the small muscles in their hands and makes learning to form letters much easier.

Talking to children (in the language you know best) helps them learn new vocabulary and information. 

Singing helps children hear the different sounds that make up words. 

And finally, playing is a child's work.  It encourages imagination, critical thinking skills, and problem solving.