- Rhyming books or nursery rhymes are a great way for children to get involved in what you are reading. Preschoolers are often very interested in the written word, as you’re reading, start to leave out words and see if your child can fill in the missing rhyming words. You can also pause and have your child fill in the ending of the sentence. This encourages speaking, literacy skills, vocabulary, active participation, observing, predicting, and rhyming.
- Read everywhere you go. Read signs on the side of the road while driving in the car, signs in a store, newspapers, magazines and items around your house. Modeling reading skills to your young child will set a positive life lesson about the importance and value of reading.