First Grade Reading

22/12/2011 01:25

schoolers reading is no chore. As soon as they begin to understand how letters fit together they gobble up every book they can manage. But for others, the attraction isn't immediately obvious. There are numerous books and resources for helping parents get their kids to read. They include suggestions like reading to your kids from six months old (great, but not much help if your child is already in school) and getting older siblings to read to younger ones, and vice versa. Try finding relatively easy books and reading them too your child, then letting the child read them on their own.But what are some of the popular books that other kids have liked, that might encourage your child to read too?  many, many books that fall into this category. Here are some popular ones for early readers:Tashi books are an entertaining series of short books, each of which contains two stories. Written by Australian writer Anna Fienberg these books are a great introduction to almost-chapter books for children.Zac Power Test Drive Series are large print and with short chapters. The advantage of this series is that once the child is enthralled with it, they might be more inclined to try the slightly harder, longer Zac Power books. Boy vs Beast is another series aimed at early readers, again with larger print and shorter chapters. Being a series, the children read one or two and can then be more motivated to read the others.Geronimo Stilton Books are also very popular with the early to mid grade schoolers. These can be slightly tricky because the typescript is a little whacky, but on the other hand that can be attractive to children. Once again, reading the book to your child the first time around can make it easier for them to pick up and read later.The How to Train Your Dragon series are a step up, aimed more at middle to upper grade school children. However, they are entertaining enough to keep the parents coming back for more, which can make reading with or to your child far more attractive!Whichever books you choose, try to structure some regular time everyday to read with your child, but don't make it a chore. Kids love to be read to, and they love routine. Combine these together to find a time to read together. Take it in turns who reads first. For some children, reading a single page out loud can be enough. Just make sure it's something you do consistently day by day, and their reading will improve. Read more about First Grade Reading Gradually increase the amount you expect your child to read to you, whether it's all in one go, or a page at a time.Just remember to make it a fun time that you spend together, reading books you both enjoy. Don't expect your child to be excited about reading with you if the books you (or their school) have picked are not interesting to them. For more info visit First Grade Reading