Health Tip: Make Reading a Daily Activity

- Developing reading and communication skills is a vital part of a child's growth.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions for encouraging a daily dose of reading:

  • Keep a book or magazine with you, and encourage your child to read while running an errand or waiting for an appointment.
  • Have your child read you recipes while you cook dinner, or read recipes aloud to other children.
  • Encourage your child to read magazines, catalogs and other mail you receive.
  • Encourage family members to write letters or emails to your child.
  • Have your child read aloud to you while you clean the house or do other chores. Or, read to her while she does her chores.

Posted: January 2008


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