“I read aloud to my child because I love to see her reactions or I love to read to her.”-momoftwo
“I read to my child aloud so that I can share with her my love of literature. I hope one day she loves to curl up to a great book as much as her momma does.”- DeSuMama
“My daughter loves when I read with her. She climbs in my lap as if boarding a jet plane. I think she loves that each story always works out the same way. Each character says the same thing. You can see her mouthing the words and she laughs at the funny parts with such sweet anticipation. Children learn stability when they hear the story. Words can be so reliable.”- Mommy Gratitude
“It’s a relaxing way to get away from the television and it’s a great way for my kids to learn new things.”- Momma’s ReviewsThe M Family” I read to my child aloud so he will grow up to be a confident and curious reader”-Ezzy LanguzziBig Thank you to all the mom’s who participated in this years #GUBBASHThank you for sharing this special moment with us!Here are 30 Parent tips for Reading
from Los Angeles Times Read by 9 as inserted in the Read Aloud Together Booklets
1. Read to your child every day for at least 20 minutes.
2. Reading to your child in English or your native language shows that reading is important.
3. Keep books in an accessible place.
4. Give your child a set of plastic alphabet letters.
5. When reading, turn the pages slowly and ask your child to talk about the pictures in the story.
6. Label furniture and other household items.
7. Take you child to the local library for storytelling hour.
8. Take your child to the library to get a library card and to check out a book.
9. Encourage your child to read at home, as well as in school.
10. Keep books, magazines and newspapers around the house
11. Help your child find letters on cereal boxes9 food packages, sign, etc
12. Read a book to your child over and over again.
13. Encourage children to make their own books as gifts.
14. Read a magazine or newspaper with your child.
15. Give books to your child as a reward.
16. Restrict the time your child watches television.
17. Take books wherever you go.
18. Sing songs and read poems to your child.
19. Make sure your child sees you reading.
20. Young children will enjoy the time they spend reading with the family.
21. Act out the story as you read it to your child.
22. Choose books about your child’s special interest.
23. You can find inexpensive books at library book discard sales and garage sales.
24. Read everything you see, such as billboards, maps and recipes.
25. As you teach your child to read, take turns reading pages.
26. Alternate reading stories, poems, fiction and nonfiction.
27. Make a time and place for reading.
28. Ask your child questions about what he is reading.
29. To increase the vocabulary of your child, write letters and words on flashcards.
30. Share family stories with your child.