The BOOK IT! Program was established over 27 years ago to help motivate children to read more. Your role in this quest is the most critical one. The only way to get better at reading is to do it. It takes just 20 minutes a day. You get to spend time with your child, and they get to "read their heart out."
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Turn off the TV. Set technology aside (and forget about that "to-do" list). Shhh!! It's time to read. Reading aloud to a child increases vocabulary and comprehension skills. Children are able to make connections between letters and sounds when they hear the words out loud. Even if your child is beyond the "snuggling" stage, they will enjoy spending individual, quiet time together with you engaged in a book! Read-Aloud Tips
Yes, you are your child's first teacher…but there are great teachers at school as well! Support your child's teacher and the literacy skills being taught at school by reinforcing those skills at home. Practice makes perfect!
Check out these tips for helping out with BOOK IT! at school.
The Very Hungry Caterpiller, one of the many adventures in the list of perennial favorites by Eric Carle, will kick off the 2013 Spring Give Me 20 Reading Challenge. Beginning on Monday, March 4, read to your young children at least 20 minutes per day at least five days per week. Readers who complete the eight-week challenge can enter for a chance to win an a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpiller, a plush and a Pizza Hut gift card. Register now!