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Ways to Read to Children

Things to do before, during and after reading a book to your child.


Things to do "BEFORE" you read a book.

  • Read the title, author and illustrator's name.
  • Introduce vocabulary words.

Things to do "DURING" reading a book.

  • Make predictions.
  • Ask questions.
  • Answer the children's questions.
  • Read with enthusiasm.
  • Use different voices.

Things to do "AFTER" reading a book.

  • Use sentence completion opportunities.
  • Do activities related to the book (retell the story, draw a picture, etc.)