Get Ready!

Make Time

  • CHOOSE TOGETHER.
    Get your child's input. Select a book, audio book, or magazine everyone can enjoy.
  • SCHEDULE IT.
    Set aside a regular time each night to read together.
  • GET COMFY.
    Create a comfortable, quiet environment.
    Snuggle up and share the experience.

Get Set!

Eliminate Distractions

  • SHOWCASE IT.
    Talk about the cover, look at the pictures, guess what you think might happen
  • CUSTOMIZE IT.
    Adapt to your family’s needs and interests.
    Do what works for you.
  • BE LIVELY.
    Have fun. Whisper and pause. Use different voices,
    sounds, and movement. Slow down or speed up.
    Snuggle up and share the experience.

Go!

Have Fun

  • ENCOURAGE QUESTIONS.
    Be curious, explore together, imagine.
  • CELEBRATE IT.
    Bring the story to life in your home.
  • HAVE BOOKS.
    Create a home library. Have books available
    for the whole family. Be ready to read again!
  • MODEL READING.
    Let your child catch you reading books,
    magazines, etc. for fun.

"Kids were surprised to see me reading the book... they felt part of the community, it was like being part of a family. It made them happy and excited that even the adults were involved. "

Ms. LaShonda DeBrill

Title 1 Reading Specialist, Broad Rock Elementary School, Virginia