Tampa parents know that reading with children is essential to their academic success and development, but not all storybook sessions are as productive as others in building literacy skills. Sarasota, Dunedin, and Clearwater parents don’t need to worry, because a few simple guidelines can help your kids get the most from story time.
Instead of zooming through one picture book after another, take time to pause and allow your child to process the story.
Ask questions like, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘How did that make [the main character] feel?’ Enjoy the artwork and see what your child can infer from the pictures.
Beginning readers can point to each word as you read together. This will help them recognize that letters make up words and words make up sentences and they will get used to punctuation conventions.
St. Petersburg parents may have to work to curb their boredom since kids love repetition and may ask for the same book over and over again. This is normal and healthy for younger kids, but if you have any concerns about their development, you should consult your Tampa pediatrician.
As kids get older you can ask more probing questions such as, ‘What was the most interesting part of the book?’ or ‘What is the setting of the story?’ There are also great opportunities for discussions about problems and solutions as well as themes and morals in almost all stories.
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