Fifth Grade News:
Here are a couple of tips to keep reading “fresh” with children at this time of the year:
Establish a family silent reading time. Make this an important family routine; this lets children see their parents reading, helps them understand that their parents value reading, and provides a quiet time to enjoy books and family.
Visit the library and check-out books on a regular basis.
Help your child find books related to his/her interests and hobbies. These books will be more motivating and interesting for them (because they are already interested).
Subscribe to a children's magazine (in your child's name) related to his/her interests. Children love to receive mail. This is mail they'll look forward to every month!
Allow children to choose their own books. Allow them to read easy books (below their reading level). Some children will enjoy read-along audio cassettes. Initially, it is important for reluctant readers to spend time simply enjoying books.