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Amy Sakowicz (Reading Consultant):
Author's Birthdays
Building a Family Library
Author Websites
Raising a Reader
Reading Outside the Book
Create a Reading Environment
Family Learning
Tips for Kindergarten Parents
Tips for 1st Grade Parents
Tips for 2nd Grade Parents
Helpful Websites for Kids
Homework Help
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Reading Aloud
Choosing Good Books
Motivating Kids to Read
Magnetic Letters
Four Things Every Parent Must Know
Fostering an Environment Conducive to Reading
Kindergarten Sight Words
Miss Soto's Literacy Legacy
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Victoria Soto School

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Create a Reading Environment

Parents create a reading environment when they...

  • encourage reading in bed at night.
  • read books they as well as their children enjoy.
  • show their love of books by giving them as gifts.
  • display magazines, newsapers, lists, and catalogs.
  • read themselves so their children have positive role models.
  • encourage conversation about books.
  • ask and answer questions when reading with their children.
  • read together every day with their child.
  • regularly visit the local library.
  • are good listeners...positive, relaxed, and encouraging.
  • encourage reading for recreation and pleasure.

Parents can do many things to promote the love of reading in their homes by making books an important part of their lives.  They should encourage children to read their favorite books again and again, read from a variety of genres, and allow children to choose their own books.


Ideas taken from Partners in Print.