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Ways to Read to Children

Things to do before, while, and after reading a book to your child.

BEFORE you read a book:

  • Read the title, author and illustrator’s name.
  • Introduce and teach vocabulary words


WHILE reading a book:

  • Make predictions
  • Ask questions
  • Answer children’s questions
  • Read with enthusiasm
  • Use different voices


AFTER reading a book:

  • Use sentence completion opportunities
  • Do activities related to the book (retell the story, draw a picture, etc.)