Read Every day
In Early years, reading at least 20 minutes every day will drastically improve
your child’s reading and writing performance by the age of 15, according to
an OECD report. Do your best to dramatist reading with the special sound
effects and don’t worry about sounding silly.
Select a Book your child will enjoy
Let your child choose book that is connected to your child’s interests such
as football, jokes or space. This way, your child will be better engaged.
Point Our Authors and Illustrators
Allow your child to become familiar with the important features of the book by
reading the title, the name of the author and illustrator. This will encourage
your child to develop their personal favorite author and recognize their
Read the Same Books
Don’t worry about rereading the same books, focusing one week on one
aspect such as pictures, the following week on reading the story, weeks or
months later focusing on the vocabulary and later on punctuation and so
Make reading Engaging and Interactive
When reading to pre-reception children, engage your child by staging
questions about what you’ve read, how characters feel, and what might come
next. Singing songs with your child will help develop language skills.
Avoid sitting at the computer, checking your mobile, or doing household
chores.Look directly at your child to encourage full engagement.
When you give your child the opportunity to discuss the story, its characters
and settings, it establishes important foundation for the critical thinking skills
that are vitally important during the child’s life.
As well as stories, choose books that will fascinate your pre-kindergarten child
by the world around them. Non-fiction books give opportunities to your child
to learn about the world around them.Books about animals, outer space, and
cars, trucks and machines will entice them to love books.
Establish good reading habits
Be a great role model. It’s important your child sees you read a variety of
text. This will help your child view reading positively.
Early writing and drawing using plenty of crayons and markers will instill the love of writing and drawing tools.
Play dough and toys encourages the development of agility, nimbleness and
dexterity in your child’s fingers that will be vitally important as your child
learns to hold a pencil correctly.