Reading at home

Reading at home

Reading at home

• reading from the day of birth or even earlier  

• everyday

• arranging fixed time of reading, e.g. before going to bed during the day and in the evening

• acquainting a child with a book as a toy (with using books resistant to little children experiments)

• playing with a book as much as possible - talking about the pictures, finding letters and short words, inventing  alternative endings etc.

• teaching respect to paper books: we don't turn the corners of the page over or put a book on the kitchen table

• continuing reading even when a child can read alone

• taking books for trips/journeys and everywhere you have to wait longer (e.g. at the doctor)

• we read also to teenagers (it's about bonding and conversation which is often induced by a book)

• a TV and a computer -only in the common space of the house, it is necessary to teach a child moderation and selected contact with the electronic media.