Thursday, April 1, 2010

Be an April Fool

Take your preschooler by surprise. When reading one of his favorite stories, substitute his name for the main character’s. Or use your pet’s name, or your child's best friend's. The idea is to send the message that it is OK to play around a bit, and have some fun making the reading experience uniquely his.


  1. Great Post, I think It is so important that they enjoy reading , I am a follower now!.


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.