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Do you read to your children 20 minutes a day?

This month is PARP (Parents As Reading Partners) and our kids' school encourages us to read 20 minutes each day with our kiddos. We've always read to them, we're just keeping track of it now on our little chart. They also get pizza certificates from Pizza Hut for every month they turn in a sheet saying we read with them every day.


Asked by TwinMomma122304 at 7:37 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Yes, My son is Kindergarten so he doesn't know how so his sister who is in 2nd grade read to him. She has to read at least 20 mins a day, so I figure she can work on her reading aloud skills by reading to her brother.I am always with in ear shot so I can hear them. My daughter probably reads 1 -2 hrs a day she loves to read and always has a book.

    Answer by littlebit1980 at 7:22 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Much more than 20 mins a day, but yes.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:38 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • My son's school requires 20 minutes a day... EVERYDAY. Not just on October. We always read for at least 20 minutes a day. The younger two with mom or dad and the oldest reads by himself, but he sits next to us while we are reading, so if he has any questions he can ask. He is 11 and a very advanced reader.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:42 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • We homeschool, so we spend a lot more than 20 minutes reading everyday.

    Answer by Erin814 at 7:53 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I read to them a lot more than 20 minutes, but DS is 7 and usually prefers to read by himself now.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 7:57 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • we read more than 20 minutes a day...always have and it appears to be paying off my son is reading at a third grade reading level already and he is only in first grade...he reads to his sister all the time now

    Answer by pregoagain2010 at 8:07 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I read to them every night, and whenever they bring me a book, but I have no idea how long it is.

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 8:42 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • yes, but we have to do it everymonth. my oldest is actually bugging me to buy her some more books, which is awesome, just a few months ago she was complaining about the reading now she looks forward to it :)

    Answer by tiffanyv123 at 8:19 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • No. :( I probably should. He gets 2 books at naptime and 2 at bedtime. He is two though and a very wild child. If he brings me a book I always stop what I am doing to read to him, but if it's my idea he wont always sit still long enough for a book.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 7:48 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Sure. We homeschool too so we spend a lot of time reading to each other.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:10 PM on Oct. 14, 2010