Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Capture the Energy

Have you noticed how your preschooler is curious and eager to learn, open to new experiences? Capture that good energy. Provide opportunities to read with your child and expose him to lots of books and fun around reading. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your young child has already decided that books are not fun. Maybe you grew up that way or perhaps even today you are not an avid reader.  Now is your chance to send your preschooler on his way to being a reader. Seek out books that you enjoy reading to your child. Your positive attitude and enthusiasm just may rub off on him.


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  2. Dr. Seuss are some of our favorite books! We read one every night before bed! I can't wait until she is a toddler and can ask for a bedtime story!

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  3. Good post! I read to my son while he was in the womb and as soon as he came out! This is an excellent practice and I hope more and more parents begin to do this!


  4. So true. A parent's love of reading will rub off on a child. I just wrote a post about finding out about authors and reading a bunch of books by the same author. http://beginningreadinghelp.blogspot.com/2011/06/whos-author.html
    This might be helpful for a parent looking for books to read. A parent may find a favorite author and be able to get a bunch of books by that author at the library.

  5. I just do not understand why this love changes in elementary school.


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.