Four Important Things Parents Can Do To Support Literacy
- Put books in your home.
- Set up a home library.
- Give books as gifts.
- Visit the library.
- Read to and with your child at least 20 minutes each day.
- If you do this, your child will have read one million words and have an increased vocabulary of 1,000 words.
- Keep track of your child’s progress in school.
- Ask at what grade level your child is reading (above or below)
- Take advantage of school resources/programs available to help build your child’s literacy skills.
- Be a good reading role model.
- When your child sees you reading a variety of materials for a variety of reasons, he or she will see reading as important to daily life.
- When your child sees that you read for recreation, he or she will see reading as a fun, worthwhile activity worthy of an adult’s time and attention.