Reading Aloud is called “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.” (Recommended by Researchers and Pediatricians alike).
1. Select a book that interests your child.
2. Associate the theme of the book with the child’s life as much as possible. (For eg. If a child is interested in house flies I would choose a book with those as a theme).
3. Ask questions – before reading, during reading, and after reading.
4. Focus on important ideas of the text.
5. Include a writing activity with the book – drawing is an accepted form of writing in preK and K.
6. Have discussions with your child before you begin reading the book and after reading the book.