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How can I make reading fun for my child?

Here are some ways to make reading fun:
  • Chat it up. Talk about the story.
  • Mix it up. Have your child come up with an alternate ending.
  • Keep ’em guessing. Ask your child to guess what will happen next.
  • Involve them. Discuss ways she might deal with a challenge or problem presented in the story.
  • Be dramatic. Use different voices for each character in the story.
  • Take turns. Trade off reading chapters.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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·        Make reading part of a fun family routine.

·        Provide a cozy atmosphere while reading together.

·        Facilitate the process for your child to reflect on what he/she reads.

·        Use drama or intonation to help make the story come alive in the reading.

·        Create laughter and loving interaction during the reading together.

·        Use the reading time for bonding time.

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