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Enhance your child’s reading skills! Here are some fun ideas to keep your child reading.
Visit a library, join a reading club, or buy your children books that they like when shopping or traveling and encourage them to ask for books for special occasions.
You may want to consider the 5 Finger Rule when helping your child select a book!
5 Finger Rule: Have your child open the book to any page in the middle of the book and read that page. Each time she comes across a word she does not know, she should hold up a finger. If she gets to five fingers before she finishes reading the page, the book is too hard. If she doesn't hold up any fingers, the book is probably easy for your child and can be used to build reading fluency. If she holds up two or three fingers, the book is likely to be at a good level for her reading to grow.
Try out this great reading website with fun and friendly stories, and games provided by the Frederick County Public Library.
Choose to access Tumblebooks. There are storybooks, Tumble TV, puzzles and games, language learning, read-alongs, and nonfiction links. This great site will keep kids fresh and interested.
Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Their systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for our primary student. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.” Starfall has recently added a math practice section as well accessible from the home page.