Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reading Together

chooseadearbook.jpg - Student browsing for a book to read during DEAR
Picture by Katie Boldt
Reading with your child is one of the best ways to spend time together, have fun, and encourage reading - all while exploring fun worlds in books! There are lots of websites with title suggestions if you want some good titles to start with. Trips to the library can also be fun times together as you choose books your child is interested in. Don't stop reading out loud to your child when they start being able to read on their own, they can still benefit from hearing books read aloud until at least age 10, plus it is fun! I still remember my mom reading The Secret Garden a chapter a night to me before bed. Having your child read to you is also a wonderful way for them to practice reading and they love doing it. The holiday season is a great time to get some books for gifts and to take some extra time together to read. Here are a few sites you can try for some good title suggestions by age level.
100 Best Books
100 Great Read Alouds
Kids Reading List by Age Level
Tips on Reading Aloud and Suggested Lists

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