- Choose fun activities that your child will enjoy and/or relate to their everyday experiences.
- Leave books, paper, pencils and markers around the house for your child to pick up whenever they want.
- Keep books, stories and games appropriate to their age level. If too hard or too easy, they may lose interest or confidence.
- If your child finds it difficult to sit and listen to a story, provide them with paper and pencils so that they can draw while they listen.
- Comic books or graphic novels can be a good way of helping children to follow the story if they have difficulty reading.
- Give lots of encouragement and praise for even the smallest accomplishment.
- Focus on the enjoyment and fun of reading. If you show an interest in reading and learning yourself, your child will be more likely to follow your lead and explore as well.