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Tips for Intermediate Readers


Our motto:

Give me fifteen! 

15 Minutes a Day Goes a Long Way! 


Even though your child can read on his/her own, it is important to continue to read/discuss with your child for 15 minutes a day. Short, regular sessions encourage the reading habit. 


    Use these 15 minutes in a variety of ways: 


  1. Have your child read aloud to you. 
  1. Read aloud to your child. 
  1. Read the same page silently and then discuss it. 
  1. Share the reading time by sitting together, each reading anything that is of interest, jokes, recipes, sports, poetry, biographies, etc. 
  1. At the end of 15 minutes, if your child wants to continue reading, by all means encourage your child to do so. 
  1. Either parent, or both, can be a reading partner- even grandparents, friends, and other relatives. 
  1. Build the right climate. Make it pleasant. 
  1. Create excitement. 
  1. Offer positive comments. 
  1. Read and discuss often.