□ Read and cuddle with your child. Cuddling while reading can increase the bond between you and your child.
□ Use public libraries for books and other great resources and check out any family programs they may have.
□ Play games like BINGO which can enhance your child’s love for learning. Also, try creating your own game together.
□ Have a reading-friendly kitchen. Your child can read and assist you with a yummy recipe.
□ Use computers to your advantage. Find family-friendly websites like TVOKids to enjoy together.
□ Use everyday materials like cereal boxes to help your child recognize words around them.
□ Subscribe your child to fun magazines like Chirp. They will enjoy reading the articles and receiving mail each month.
□ Keep books and magazines handy for easy access.
□ Build up your child’s library by asking family and friends to give books as gifts rather than toys.
□ Become a reading role model. Reading will provide your child with assurance about the importance of frequent reading.