My daughter will be going into first grade this year. She learned all of the basics in Pre-K and Kg, but she has no interest in reading at home. When we read books at bedtime, she doesn't want to participate, she just wants me to read to her. But very rarely, she will help me read the books, and she feels so proud of herself. When I was in elementary school, I was a very slow reader. It was embarassing for me to struggle through the words when it was time to read aloud in class. I don't want her to have to experience that. Any ideas on how to catch her interest or make it fun for her?
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Answer by beckcorc at 8:42 PM on Jul. 19, 2010
Go to puppet showsin your community, hang out at the library, let her see you reading. Read the newspaper and discuss a few articles at dinner with your family at the table (age appropriate of course), let her see you relaxing with a good book. Continue to read before bed as a family. I would read an exciting book with lots of chapters for the entire family to listen to - including your husband reading. For us it is the original version of Pinoccio and my husband and I take turns each night reading a few chapters. It is nothing like the movie. Read a book and compare the movie. Don't put too much pressure on her. A home that has lots of books available and parents who read a lot is a good indicator of how far a child will go in their education and if they pick up books later in life. Your child needs to see you doing and the rest will follow.
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