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8 Tips to Help Young Kids Develop Good Reading Habits

By Amanda Morin

Your child can start developing good reading habits at home before he even learns to read. Here are some simple tips to help you raise a reader.

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1. Read from day one, and read daily.

From the day your newborn comes home from the hospital, you can start raising a reader. Young babies respond to the soothing rhythm of a voice reading aloud, as well as to being cuddled on a warm lap. If you make reading to your child part of your daily routine, he’s likely to grow up looking forward to it.

2. Let him see you reading.

Whether you love books, magazines or blogs, let your child see you reading. Kids learn from what they observe. If he sees that you’re excited about reading, your child is likely to catch your enthusiasm, too.

6. Find reading moments in everyday life.

Reading isn’t just about sitting down with a good book. It’s a part of daily life, too. As you go through your day, help your child keep an eye out for “reading moments.” They may be as simple as reading road signs, grocery lists or recipes.

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