Parent Reading Tips 

Research has shown that young children whose parents read to them have higher success rates in school and in life. Not only do you set excellent examples for your child by reading, you also help strengthen the bond between you and your child.

Below are reading tips for each grade level.

Pre- K - Kindergarten parents:

  • Take your child to the public library.
  • Read with your child for 15-20 minutes every day.
  • Be a model reader; make sure your child sees you reading.
  • Have books and materials in your home: magazines, dictionaries, newspapers, audiotapes, etc.
  • Attend literary events with your children: author talks, library programs.
  • Monitor your child’s TV and video game time.
  • Respect copyright laws and use information and technology ethically and responsibly. 

1st - 2nd grade parents:

  • Continue to take your child to the public library.
  • Continue reading with your child for 15-20 minutes every day; encourage them to read to you.
  • Continue reading yourself.
  • Have books and materials in your home: magazines, dictionaries, newspapers, audiotapes, etc.
  • Attend literary events with your children: author talks, library programs.
  • Monitor your child’s TV and video game time.
  • Respect copyright laws and use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

3rd - 4th grade parents:

  • Continue to take your child to the public library.
  • Continue reading with your child for 15-20 minutes every day.
  • Continue reading yourself.
  • Have books and materials in your home: magazines, dictionaries, newspapers, atlases, audiotapes, etc.
  • Attend literary events with your children: author talks, book discussion groups, library programs.
  • Monitor your child’s TV, online, and video game time.
  • Respect copyright laws and use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

5th - 6th grade parents:

  • Encourage your child to read every day.
  • Continue reading yourself.
  • Have books and materials in your home: magazines, dictionaries, newspapers, atlases, audiotapes, etc.
  • Encourage your child to attend literary events: author talks, book discussion groups, library programs, poetry slams.
  • Monitor your child’s TV, online, and video game time.
  • Respect copyright laws and use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

8th - 12th grade parents:

  • Encourage your child to read every day
  • Continue reading yourself.
  • Have books and materials in your home: magazines, dictionaries, newspapers, atlases, audiotapes, etc.
  • Encourage your child to attend literary events: author talks, book discussion groups, library programs, poetry slams.
  • Monitor your child’s TV, online, and video game time.
  • Respect copyright laws and use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

 

Page Last Modified on Thursday, October 06, 2016