Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Feverish?

Feeling spring feverish these days? Shake up your reading routine. Take your preschooler outside to read. Find a bench, a tree, or a rock to sit on. Pull out the beach chairs. Enjoy a book and the changing season with your quickly-changing child.

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.