Students should be reading at home every night. Easier said than done, right? In this busy age, it can be a challenge for families to read at home with their children every night. These tips for reading at home will help encourage parents make it a habit.
Why Students Aren’t Reading at Home
Maybe students are over-scheduled. It could be that they don’t have access to books. Perhaps parents aren’t sure how to read aloud to their child. There are a lot of reasons why students aren’t reading at home. There are also a lot of ways that we can help them!
Reading At Home Myths
Oftentimes, parents make reading aloud more complicated and overwhelming than it needs to be. They think that they need to read aloud for an extended period of time. Or that they can only read a book one time. Here are the top 10 myths of reading at home.
A Toolkit for Parents
However, we can make it easier for families to understand the read aloud process! The Read Aloud toolkit that I created provides the benefits of reading aloud to children. It also details how to read aloud and has additional tools for making books a priority at home. Learn more reading strategies for parents or enter your information below to get the toolkit for free!
Teach Students How to Read at Home
In school, we have a fairly structured routine for reading time. But, what happens when students go home? They aren’t always surrounded by other readers. This transition can be difficult for students. So, if we teach students how to read at home, we can have a much bigger impact on their reading lives.
Reading Over the Summer
The summer is a crucial time for students. It is such a long stretch of time, in which many students fall behind. Picking up a book might not be nearly as enticing as going to the beach or the pool! Try some of these ideas to entice students to read all summer long!
Reading at home can have huge benefits for students of all ages. Encouraging families to engage in books with their children will help them become not only better readers, but life-long readers as well.