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5 Simple Tips for Adding More Reading to Your Child's Day

Updated: Jan 16

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Reading is one of the best ways to impact and expand a child's world. Reading helps children explore their imagination and encourages them to dream big dreams. Adding reading to your child's day doesn't have to be a daunting task. Here are simple ways to expose your child to more reading each day.

5 Simple Tips for Adding More Reading to Your Child's Day

Read while you wait

Think about it, life is full of waiting. You wait at the doctor's office, the grocery store, and sometimes at a restaurant. Reading is a great way to spend that time - it helps to pass the time quickly and is an opportunity to share a great book too.

Listen to your books

Audiobooks count! Turn on an audiobook while riding in the car, cleaning the house, or taking a walk.

Visit the library often

Most local libraries have a large variety of activities for the community. Consider getting a library card to gain access to books that can be checked out in person and online for most libraries (using apps like Hoopla and Libby). Even if you don't get a library card, most times you and your child can still participate in story time and other activities offered at the library.

Make it fun

Books offer tons of opportunity for fun. Act out the stories or make fun sound effects that keep your child engaged. You can even extend the learning by doing an activity based on the story you read.

Keep books nearby

There is no shortage of great books to explore. Grab one, two, or three and keep them nearby (in places like your bag, car, or bathroom). Make reading an easy choice by always having a book in reach.

The Stories Children Read Matters Too

Reading diverse stories opens a child's mind to different people, places, and cultures. It can help build empathy and understanding. We live in a beautifully diverse world and books can help children appreciate the similarities and differences that make living in it an exciting adventure.


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